Mike Sullivan


San Francisco

Mike Sullivan is a partner and head of the Corporate Group in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on representing emerging companies, entrepreneurs and venture capital funds. Mike has led hundreds of financing and M&A transactions for emerging companies in a wide variety of industries, including the software, life sciences, mobile, digital media, cleantech and food/wine/spirits sectors.

Mike is a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute's Venture Capital series, and a contributor to Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation (Aspen Law & Business). Mike is the Chair of the Board of Advisors of StartOut, the leading LGBT entrepreneurship advocacy nonprofit.

Some of Mike's clients have included:

  • AIMotive, Inc. (autonomous vehicle software; funded by Robert Bosch Venture Capital; Tim Draper and others)
  • Alta Reality (virtual reality)
  • EarnUp (loan optimization platform; funded by Blumburg Capital and SignalFire)
  • Earth.AI Inc. (AI-enabled platform for mineral discovery; Y Combinator)
  • Earthshot Labs PBC (data science for climate solutions)
  • Fountain Therapeutics (discovery and development of treatments for aging-associated diseases; undisclosed investors)
  • Goodly Inc. (student loan repayment as an employee benefit; Y Combinator)
  • Grabango (checkout-free technology; funded by Propel Venture Partners, Ridge Ventures and Commerce Ventures)
  • Hangar One Vodka (acquired by Jose Cuervo)
  • Matterport (3D scanning solutions; Nasdaq MTTR)
  • Mayfield Robotics (home robots)
  • Medcorder Inc. (healthcare tech; funded by Future Ventures)
  • Movidius (computational image processor chips; funded by DFJ Esprit; Atlantic Bridge and others; sold to Intel)
  • Neptune Flood Incorporated (insurtech)
  • Planet Labs (satellite data company; NYSE: PL)
  • Quidnet Energy Inc. (energy storage; funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Evok Innovations)
  • Safehub (earthquake sensors; funded by A/O PropTech, Fusion Fund, Ubiquity Ventures and others)
  • Samasource Impact Sourcing (machine learning training; funded by Ridge Ventures and CDPQ)
  • Slync, Inc. (supply chain integration; funded by Goldman Sachs Growth, Correlation Partners, Blumberg Capital and others)
  • SquareTwo (casual games; funded by Walden Ventures and Translink)
  • St. George Spirits (spirits company focused on single malt whiskey, bourbon, agricole rum, absinthe, gin, brandies and liqueurs)
  • Tempo Interactive (home fitness platform; funded by Softbank, Norwest Ventures, General Catalyst and others)
  • TS Conductor (next generation conductor technology; funded by Breakthrough Energy Ventures)
  • Unison (proptech; funded by F-Prime, Citi Ventures and RBC)
  • Zeguro Inc. (insuretech - cyberinsurance; funded by Mosaik Partners; Healthy Ventures, Social Capital and others)

Mike also represents a number of venture capital firms, including Blumberg Capital, Marcy Venture Partners, Evok Innovations, Griffin Gaming Partners, Ridge Ventures, Illuminate Ventures and Walden Venture Capital.