Gregory Heibel


Silicon Valley

Gregory Heibel, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises emerging and public technology companies, venture capital firms and other technology investors, as well as Orrick’s Energy Group.

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:

    • Argyle Data (acquired by Mavenir)
    • Banyan Water (funded by Catamount Ventures, Cue Ball Capital, Centennial Ventures)
    • Bash Gaming (acquired by Game Show Network)
    • Biba (funded by Benchmark Capital, InterWest Partners, Trinity Ventures)
    • CubeTree (acquired by SuccessFactors)
    • DataScience (acquired by Oracle)
    • EchoSign (acquired by Adobe Systems)
    • Facebook
    • Firetide (funded by Menlo Ventures, Coral Management and Mitsui)
    • Fractal Analytics (funded by TA Associates)
    • Grid Net (funded by Intel, Catamount and Braemar)
    • Handmark (acquired by Sprint)
    • HubPages (acquired by theMaven)
    • Life360 (ASX listed:360)
    • MashLogic (acquired by Groupon)
    • Mygola (acquired by MakeMyTrip)
    • MyTime (funded by Upfront Ventures)
    • Recurrent Energy (acquired by Sharp)
    • Reserve (acquired by Resy)
    • SideCar (acquired by GM)
    • Sindeo (acquired by Renren)
    • ShieldX (funded by Bain Capital Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Thomvest Ventures)
    • Sincerely (acquired by Provide Commerce)
    • SoMetrics (acquired by American Express)
    • TidalScale (funded by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Bain Capital, Sapphire Ventures)
    • UniversityNow (funded by Bertelsmann AG, University Ventures, Kapor Capital, Novak Biddle Venture Partners)
    • Verayo (funded by Khosla Ventures)
    • Voxify (acquired by 24/7 Together)

    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.