Max Cantor

Partner

New York

Max Cantor is a partner with Orrick's global Technology Companies Group, where he provides strategic advice and counsel to high growth technology companies and their investors from formation through exit.  

Max has extensive experience in a broad range of domestic and cross-border corporate and transactional matters, including venture capital and growth equity financings, mergers & acquisitions, fund formation and SPAC transactions.  He has represented both early and growth stage companies in hundreds of venture capital/growth equity financings and M&A transactions, and regularly advises leading venture capital and private equity funds on their investments across the innovation ecosystem.

Max is also known for working closely with clients to provide strategic business insights and outside general counsel services, advising clients on corporate governance and boardroom matters, product development and design, equity compensation and employee incentive structures and general commercial matters.

In addition to representing US companies on domestic transactions, Max has substantial experience representing clients outside the US, including emerging companies and venture funds operating in Canada, Europe, Latin America, India, Japan, Singapore, Israel, the Cayman Islands and various other jurisdictions. 

  • Athletic Greens:

    • Growth Equity financing, led by Alpha Wave Ventures
    • Growth Equity financing, led by SC Holdings

    Botkeeper:

    • Series C financing, led by Grand Oaks Capital
    • Series B financing, led by Point72 Ventures
    • Series A financing, co-led by Greycroft Partners and Gradient Ventures

    FUSE Venture Partners:

    • Owl Labs Series A and Series B financings
    • Zuper Series A and Series B financings
    • Carbon Robotics Series B and Series C financings
    • Bttn Series Seed and Series A financings
    • PortX Series A and Series B financings
    • Operto Series A and Series B financings
    • Round Series A financing
    • WellSaid Series A financing
    • Jigx Series A financing
    • TipHaus Series Seed financing
    • Pictory Series Seed financing
    • CostCertified Series Seed financing
    • Solo Series Seed financing
    • Visualping Series Seed-2 financing
    • PDM Automotive Series Seed-2 and Series Seed-3 financings
    • Xemelgo Series Seed financing
    • Quandri Series A financing
    • Griptape Series Seed financing
    • Symbiosys Series A financing
    • Avante Series Seed financing
    • Quindar Series Seed financing
    • Aerial Series Seed financing

    K5 Global – multiple early and growth stage venture financings

    Capchase – Series B financing, led by 01 Advisors

    Ladder  Series A financing, co-led by Tapestry VC and LivWell Ventures

    Afficiency – Series A financing, led by IA Capital

    Flex Capital – multiple early and growth stage venture financings

    HMBradley – Series C financing

    Eight Roads (India) – multiple early and growth stage venture financings

    Go Deed:

    • Series A financing, led by Earlybird Ventures
    • Series Seed financing, led by Paua Ventures

    Ignition Partners:

    • Symend Series A, Series B and Series B-4 financings
    • Carbon Robotics Series A financing
    • Intelage Series Seed financing
    • Botkeeper Series Seed financing

    1Huddle:

    • Series A financing, led by Tribeca Venture Partners
    • Series Seed financing, led by NRD Capital

    Texino – Series A financing, co-led by Lerer Hippeau and Crosscut Ventures

    Coolhaus – multiple growth equity financings, led by Sunrise Strategic Partners

    Entendre Finance – Series Seed financing, led by Basis Set Ventures

    Krealo – multiple early stage venture financings

    GigFinesse – Series Seed financing, led by NJME Investments

    Kajima Ventures – multiple early stage venture financings

    Jask Labs Series A financing, led by Dell Technologies Capital

    Zeon Ventures – multiple early stage venture financings

    Boisson – Series Seed financing, led by Connect Ventures

    Pearson Ventures – multiple early stage venture financings

    Bowery Real Estate Systems – Series Seed financing, co-led by Camber Creek and Fika Ventures

    Sabanci Climate Ventures multiple early and growth stage venture financings

    Pilotworks Series A financing, led by Acre Venture Partners

    CleanRobotics  Series A financing, led by Melco International Development

    Fortress Brand – in its acquisition by Trivest Partners

    Ford's Gin – in its sale to Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BF-B)

    CrowdVision – in its acquisition by Skyfii (ASX: SKF)

    Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) – in its acquisition of TaxCycle (Trilogy Software Inc.)

    Operative Media – in its acquisition by SintecMedia and Francisco Partners

    Sea Pine Technologies – in its sale to Zurich North America (SIX: ZURN)

    Doorport in its sale to Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM)

    Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: GPAQ) – De-SPAC merger with HOF Village, LLC

    Proximo Spirits:

    • in its joint venture with Conor McGregor to create Proper Twelve whiskey
    • in its joint venture with Drake to create Virginia Black whiskey
    • in its joint venture with Florida Georgia Line to create Old Camp whiskey
    • in its acquisition of Owney's Rum
    Spirits of the Night – in its joint venture with Rob McElhenny, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton to create Four Walls whiskey