Mike Sullivan is a partner and head of the Corporate Group in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on representing emerging companies, entrepreneurs and angels/venture capital funds. Mike has led hundreds of financing and M&A transactions for emerging companies in a wide variety of industries, including the software, life sciences, mobile, digital media, cleantech and food/wine/spirits sectors.

Mike is a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute's Venture Capital series, and a contributor to Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation (Aspen Law & Business). Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sullivan was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Some of Mike's clients have included:

  • AIMotive, Inc. (autonomous vehicle software; funded by Robert Bosch Venture Capital; Tim Draper and others)
  • Bandpage (cross-web tool for managing musician presences; funded by Mohr Davidow; GGV Capital; acquired by Google)
  • Content Analytics (big data solutions; funded by Almaz Capital, Visionnaire Ventures and others)
  • EarnUp (loan optimization platform; funded by Blumburg Capital and SignalFire)
  • Eclode (genetics; undisclosed investors)
  • Grabango Co. (computer vision for commerce; backed by Propel Ventures and Ridge Ventures)
  • Fountain Therapeutics (discovery and development of treatments for aging-associated diseases; undisclosed investors)
  • Guildery (home furnishings e-commerce; funded by Forerunner; sold to Minted)
  • Hangar One Vodka (acquired by Jose Cuervo)
  • H5 (e-discovery solutions; funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson; IVP; Walden Venture Capital)
  • Hungry Root (vegetable-based packaged foods; funded by Crosslink and Lightspeed)
  • Kalibrr (platform for online skills-based hiring; funded by Y Combinator; Kickstart Ventures; Learn Capital)
  • Matterport (3D scanning solutions; funded by Y Combinator; Lux Capital; Felicis Ventures; Greylock; Qualcomm Ventures; and others)
  • Mayfield Robotics (home robots)
  • Movidius (computational image processor chips; funded by DFJ Esprit; Atlantic Bridge and others; sold to Intel)
  • Octopart (electronic parts search engine; funded by Y Combinator; Felicis Ventures and others)
  • PBworks, Inc. (online collaboration tools; funded by Mohr Davidow Ventures; Seraph Group; Ron Conway and others)
  • Planet Labs (earth imagery satellites and data; funded by Yuri Milner; Draper Fisher Jurvetson; OATV; Data Collective, International Finance Corporation and others)
  • Roostify (automated home loans; funded by Cota Capital and USAA Ventures)
  • SquareTwo (casual games; funded by Walden Ventures and Translink)
  • St. George Spirits (spirits company focused on single malt whiskey, bourbon, agricole rum, absinthe, gin, brandies and liqueurs)
  • UBiome (microbial genomics company; funded by Andreessen Horowitz; 8vc)
  • Unison (fintech company pioneering new ways to fund home purchases; funded by F-Prime, Citi Ventures and RBC)

Mike also represents a number of venture capital firms, including Blumberg Capital, DFJ, Evok Innovations, Ridge Ventures, Illuminate Ventures, Northgate CapitalThe Roda Group and Walden Venture Capital.

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