What I do:
I advise emerging growth and public companies on private financings, public offerings, strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. I’ve also worked with a lot of venture capital firms on their investments in emerging growth companies and investment banks in initial and follow-on offerings.
What my clients value:
I have spent my entire legal career working with startup companies, and it’s been thrilling. My clients appreciate that my advice is personalized, experienced and tailored to where the company is in its life cycle. We work together to create products and services that change people’s lives and make the world better and more fun.
Some of my clients:
I work exclusively with technology and media companies. My current client base is focused primarily in the DCM (data/cloud/mobile), social media/games and payment/finance spaces. Representative clients include Airespace (sold to Cisco), Atieva (funding from Venrock, China Environment Fund, strategics), Atom Entertainment (sold to Viacom), Cie Games (sold to Glu Mobile), Composite Software (sold to Cisco), Funzio (sold to Gree), Koding (funding by Matrix, Greycroft), MobileIron (IPO in 2014), Revinate (funded by Benchmark , Formation8), Super Evil Megacorp (funding by Signia Venture Partners, General Catalyst), Trigo Technologies (sold to IBM). Venture fund clients include Bessemer Venture Partners, Fidelity Ventures, IDG Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Menlo Ventures, Palomar Ventures, Signia Venture Partners.
I root for:
Success for my clients—and also for the San Francisco Giants and Stanford football and basketball. (Sorry, Cal folks. I’ll still provide you with great representation!)
I run or bike every day. I like to play golf—I keep trying, but it remains a good walk ruined. My wife and I have three sons, so we have lived in a locker room for a long time. Our new chocolate lab puppy has amped up the activity level in the house.
For me, nothing beats The Great Gatsby or The Sun Also Rises.