Daniel M. Friedland

Partner
Technology Companies Group

Daniel Friedland is the leader of the firm's Emerging Companies Group in Southern California and splits his time between the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Mr. Friedland advises companies at all stages of development, as well as investors.

Mr. Friedland’s legal practice is focused on the formation, financing, ongoing operation and liquidity events of technology businesses. Mr. Friedland has significant expertise with venture capital financings, private equity, public offerings and mergers & acquisitions.

Mr. Friedland was Yammer’s primary attorney on all legal matters, beginning with its incorporation and culminating in its sale to Microsoft for US$1.2 billion. This acquisition was the largest private technology company acquisition in the United States for 2012.

Mr. Friedland's clients include the following.

  • Cherry (acquired by Lyft)
  • Connectifier (recruiting; funded by True Ventures)
  • CRV (VC fund)
  • David Sacks (investments)
  • Emergence Capital Partners (VC fund)
  • FanLib (acquired by Disney)
  • FuzeBox (video conferencing)
  • Geni (acquired by MyHeritage)
  • Giant Pixel (company developer and accelerator)
  • Goodreads (acquired by Amazon)
  • GoldieBlox (engineering toys for girls)
  • Hampton Creek Foods (alternative food products; funded by Khosla, Founders Fund, Horizons)
  • IdeaForest (acquired by Jo-Ann Stores)
  • Imprint Venture Lab (early stage consumer products investment fund)
  • Inspire Energy Holdings (energy marketing)
  • Knockaround (sunglasses)
  • Mixer Labs (acquired by Twitter)
  • NuOrder (online fashion wholesale platform; funded by Upfront Ventures, Greycroft Partners)
  • Okapi Venture Capital (VC fund)
  • Onestop (e-commerce technology and distribution partner; funded by Bessemer and Fung Capital)
  • Paperlinks (e-commerce technology; funded by Rustic Canyon)
  • Proxim Diagnostics (medical diagnostics)
  • Rivalry Games (fantasy sports)
  • Rothenberg Ventures (seed VC fund)
  • SignNow (acquired by Barracuda Networks)
  • Sourcegraph (code search)
  • Stage It (online concerts)
  • StarGreetz (individualized celebrity content and platform)
  • StyledOn (fashion social network)
  • Subblime (YouTube influencer community)
  • Third Wave Ventures (investment fund)
  • Universal Points (hotel points platform)
  • VSCO (digital tools for creatives)
  • WonderHowTo (how-to video search; funded by General Catalyst)
  • Yammer (acquired by Microsoft)
  • UpStart Network (funding & mentoring platform; funded by Kleiner Perkins and NEA)
  • ZestFinance (short-term loans; funded by Lightspeed, Upfront Ventures, Flybridge and Matrix)

Before joining Orrick, Mr. Friedland worked in Silicon Valley at Venture Law Group, a premier corporate law firm.

Daniel Friedland
Admitted In
  • California

Education
  • J.D., Stanford Law School
  • B.A., Economics, Stanford University
Honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (National Economics Honor Society)
Memberships
  • State Bar of California

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