John Harrison

Partner

Silicon Valley

San Francisco

John Harrison is a Partner in the Technology Companies Group and advises high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in VC financings, M&A, corporate governance, IPOs and corporate and securities law matters.

Prior to joining Orrick in 2017, John was a senior associate in the corporate law practice of Latham & Watkins in Silicon Valley.
  • Representative Engagements

    Representative clients include the following.

    • Represented Stripe in its Series D, E, F, G and H financings, raising over $2 billion, with the Series H financing at a $95 billion valuation, and numerous venture/strategic investments by Stripe in startups (Monzo, Fast, Step Mobile, Check, Rapyd, Pico, Pilot, Cuenca, PayMongo, Assembled, Accord, Ramp and TrueLayer), third-party tender offers (liquidity programs), secondaries, acquisitions, corporate governance and strategic matters.
    • Represented Solugen in its $357 million Series C financing at a $1.857 billion valuation led by Baillie Gifford and GIC, its $30 million Series B-1 financing, its $32 million Series B financing led by Founders Fund and a debt financing.
    • Represented Coda in its $80 million Series C financing at a $636 million valuation, led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from Greylock, General Catalyst, Khosla and NEA, its Series B financing and convertible note bridge round.
    • Represented Diamond Foundry in its $200 million Series C financing at a $1.8 billion valuation led by Fidelity.
    • Represented Coatue as lead investor in DoorDash’s $250 million Series D financing at a $4 billion valuation, in Cobalt Robotics’ $35 million Series B financing and Cargo’s $22 million Series A financing.
    • Represented Upkeep in its $36 million Series B financing led by Insight Partners and $10 million Series A led by Emergence Capital.
    • Represented Gather in its $26 million Series A financing led by Sequoia.
    • Represented Quit Genius in its $64 million Series B financing co-led by Kinnevik and Atomico and its $11 million Series A financing led by Octopus Ventures.
    • Represented Medallion in its $20 million Series A financing led by Spark Capital.
    • Represented AtoB in its $25 million Series A financing led by General Catalyst.
    • Represented Assembled in its $16.6 million Series A financing led by Emergence.
    • Represented PostHog in its $15 million Series B financing and $12 million Series A financing led by Y Combinator and GV, respectively.
    • Represented Forage in its $25 million Series B financing led by Blackbird Ventures and $9.3 million Series A financing led by Lightspeed.
    • Represented Envisics in its $50 million Series B financing led by Hyundai Mobis and GM Ventures.
    • Represented Let’s Do This in its $15 million Series A financing led by EQT Ventures.
    • Represented Demodesk in its $8 million Series A financing led by Balderton.
    • Represented SafetyWing in its Series A financing led by Creandum.
    • Represented Atlan in its $18 million Series A financing led by Insight Partners.
    • Represented Planet Labs in multiple financings.
    • Represented Dave in in its $50 million Series B financing at a $1 billion valuation led by Norwest.
    • Represented Concord in its $25 million Series B financing led by Tenaya Capital.
    • Represented Sqreen in its $14 million Series A financing led by Greylock.
    • Represented Second Spectrum in its Series B financing led by August Capital.
    • Represents numerous other technology companies in negotiation of VC financings, “flip” transactions, employee equity issuances, negotiation of commercial agreements, intellectual property issues and strategic matters.

    Representative M&A transactions include the following:

    • Represented Invoice2go in sale of the company to Bill.com for $625 million.
    • Represented Second Spectrum in sale of the company to Genius Sports for $200 million.
    • Represented Sqreen in sale of the company to Datadog for $260 million.
    • Represented Wrike in sale of majority stake to Vista Equity Partners at $800 million valuation.
    • Represented Intuit in acquisitions of Check (for $360 million), CustomerLink, Full Slate and Level Up Analytics, and sale of Demandforce to Internet Brands.
    • Represented Kythera Biopharmaceuticals in sale to Allergan for $2.1 billion.
    • Represented Sorin in $2.7 billion cross-border merger with Cyberonics.
    • Represented Ulthera in sale to Merz Pharma for $600 million and its acquisition of Cabochon Aesthetics.
    • Represented Finesse Solutions in sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific for $220 million.