OLNS#4 – Corporate Venture Capital
Greg's practice focuses on the formation, financing and strategic guidance of rapidly growing technology companies, the representation of venture capital firms and other investors in private and public offerings, as well as other complex transactions related to high growth companies.
Greg has completed many hundreds of financings, mergers, acquisitions and intellectual property transactions for young companies in the networking, wireless, Internet, software, life sciences and consumer sectors. He regularly advises some of the largest technology companies in the world, including a Fortune 10 technology leader, in their global strategic investments into innovative startups. Additionally, Greg has represented numerous publicly traded companies in their public offering, mergers and acquisitions and ongoing corporate governance needs, including Life360 (ASX:360), Foundry Networks, Virage Networks, Adeza, Laserscope, Intellisync and Preview Systems.
Greg also was an Assistant Investment Manager for Genevest, a venture capital firm based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he participated in the first organizational meeting of the European Union World Wide Web Consortium. Prior to practicing law, Greg worked with a number of venture capital backed technology companies in operational and advisory roles, including Intellimeter, eT Communications and Metering Technology Corporation.
Some of these clients include:
Greg has also represented numerous venture capital funds and strategic investors in their investment activities, including M12 (Microsoft’s venture arm), Airbus Ventures, Hella Ventures, Canaan Partners, TDK Ventures, Yamaha, Endeavour Vision, Lux Capital, Pelion Venture Partners, Total Ventures, DoubleRock, Sigma Capital, Maveron, Menlo Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bessemer Venture Partners, VantagePoint Venture Partners, DoubleRock and Grey Capital.
Greg is a frequent member of the Practicing Law Institute faculty, lecturing to the legal community on venture capital and other early stage financing transactions.
Before joining Orrick, Greg was an attorney with Venture Law Group.