Mike Sullivan


San Francisco

Mike Sullivan is a partner 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 cleantech, software, life sciences, mobile and consumer 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:

  • Artyc PBC (refrigerant-free cold storage and shipping; funded by Lowercarbon Capital, True Ventures and SOSV)
  • 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 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.