Emerging Companies Partner Quoted on Foreign Startups

Daily Journal (California) | March.13.2013

This article, about attorneys from Silicon Valley advising startup companies from around the world, quotes partner John Bautista, head of the Emerging Companies group.

Bautista stated that international startups want U.S.-based lawyers to help them incorporate and raise funds. He said that Orrick has offices in London, Berlin and Moscow to guide entrepreneurs in Europe's emerging startup communities and also encourages those startups to move to Silicon Valley to strengthen relationships with investors.

"Silicon Valley is still the crucible of fundraising," Bautista said. "To succeed in attracting U.S. capital, [international startups] will want a founder here or a management team here or an executive team here."