Montana Ware

Managing Associate

Austin

Montana Ware is based in Austin, Texas and is a managing associate in Orrick's Technology Companies Group.

Montana primarily represents emerging growth companies, venture capital funds and other strategic investors in a wide array of corporate matters, including early and late-stage venture funding rounds, formation and corporate governance, securities issuances and mergers and acquisitions.  

  • Montana represents companies throughout the country as well as international companies headquartered outside of the U.S. Before joining Orrick, Montana was an associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP. In law school, Montana participated in the Texas Venture Labs program at the University of Texas, where he assisted numerous startups.

    Prior to practicing law, Montana served in the U.S. Air Force.

  • Select engagements Montana has advised on include:

    • Represented Solugen in its $350 million Series C and $200 million Series D financings
    • Represented Merama in its $225 million Series B and $80 million Series B follow-on financings
    • Represented Next Insurance in its $250 million Series C financing, $250 million Series D financing and $250 million Series E financing
    • Represented Coatue Management in its investment in the $100 million Series B financing of Mercury Technologies
    • Represented D1 Capital Partners in its investment in the $450 million Series D financing of Andruil
    • Represented Inspire Semiconductor in its $2.5 million Series A financing and acquisition of Greenfield Acquisition (TSX:GAC.P), a publicly-traded SPAC, by way of a reverse merger
    • Represented Codecademy in its $525 million acquisition by SkillSoft (NYS: SKIL), a New Hampshire based provider of educational software
    • Represented Supabase in its $30 million Series A and $80 million Series B financings
    • Represented Coatue Management in its $17 million investment in LiveControl
    • Represented a Brazilian digital entrepreneurship platform in its Series A financing
    • Represented a cloud software company in its Series C investment in an enterprise blockchain company
    • Represented a talent management software provider in multiple financings
    • Represented a cloud software company in its $30 million Series B investment in an open source SQL database
    • Represented the investment arm of a global financial services company in its Series A investment in an intelligence platform using AI and predictive modeling
    • Represented the venture financing division of a large insurance company in its participation in the $29 million Series E financing of an insurance claims technology provider
    • Represented a voice-controlled mobile platform in its $20 million Series C financing
    • Represented the venture financing division of a large technology company in its Series C investment in an application traffic manager
    • Represented Calibrate Ventures in its investment in the $20 million Series A financing of GrayMatter
    • Represented Coatue Management in its investment in the $35 million Series B financing of Crivello Technologies
    • Represented Fintual, a Chile based company that provides savings and investment options through an online platform, in its $39 million Series B financing
    • Represented Flex Capital in its investment in the $23 million Series A financing of GoFreight Inc.
    • Represented InsideSherpa in its $25 million Series B financing
    • Represented Gym Class in its $8 million Series Seed financing
    • Represented Keen Technologies, an AI startup, in its financing
    • Represented Radiant in its $12.6 million Series A financing
    • Represented Red Sea Ventures in its investment in the $25 million Series A financing of Accrue Savings, Inc.

    *Please note: Montana’s experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.