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Our tech-focused advisors help founders and funders alike navigate legal complexities with a commercial-first mindset.

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Laura Rose (Bloxham) Barr

I work with some of the most innovative thinkers in the world. I take legal pain-points for entrepreneurs- like negotiating with VCs, getting team equity right and protecting your IP - and make them easy at every stage.

Clients I've worked with: Anthropic | Appsheet | Go1 | Life360 | SoFi

Contact me Partner, Seattle [email protected] +1 206 839 4322
  • What inspires you about working with tech companies?

    I love working with women founders, other underrepresented entrepreneurs, and double bottom line companies. People who think differently, and set out to create impact, inspire me.

  • Tell us about a favorite book, work of art or piece of music?

    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a brilliant portrait of two friends who happen to create a successful business. The depth of character development and the way the novel treats coming of age in the technology industry are beautiful.

  • What's the best advice you've ever received?

    If you don't ask, you don't get.


    Patrick Barry

    I started my career as a technology companies lawyer, but soon joined the startup world and began a 20+ year journey as a business leader running go-to-market, product development and business operations for a series of companies including Yahoo!, Demandforce, Intuit, Logikcull and Zenoti. During that time I led teams through good times and bad, raised money, bought and sold companies. Recently I returned to the firm to lead our Greenhouse program, which provides free personalized business coaching for our seed stage clients.

    Clients I've worked with: Logikcull | XP News | Vala

    Contact me Senior Counsel, Silicon Valley [email protected] +1 650 289 7193
    • What inspires you about working with tech companies?

      Working with tech companies allows us to see into the future and make it happen. Start up teams are the right kind of crazy, and their passion and belief is exhilarating and infectious.

    • What inspired you to become an emerging companies and venture capital lawyer?

      Growing up in Silicon Valley, startups were like the local sports teams, and leaders like the star players. I wanted to be a professional in the league.

    • Tell us about one of your mentors.

      I was extremely lucky to know Bill "Coach" Campbell from an early age. He inspired me, pushed me, and helped me understand what giving back to the community really meant. Later in my career, I had the privilege of working under Bill at Intuit. Being able to see him work with teams left a mark.

    • Tell us about a favorite client or project.

      I enjoy working with companies at all stages, but I have a real affinity for teams of fewer than 10 employees. This is where the culture is established.

    • Where do you find inspiration in life?

      Nature, art and the great works of literature.

    • If you weren't a tech lawyer, what would you do?

      Be a painter.

      John V. Bautista

      I am a lawyer and trusted advisor to companies. I am also a co-founder of two YC-backed companies. I am passionate about scaling transformative ideas. I’ve been working with emerging companies and their investors for more than 30 years.

      Clients I've worked with: Coatue | Dataiku | Numerous Y Combinator-backed companies | Solugen | Stripe | Twist Bioscience | Weights & Biases

      Contact me Partner, San Francisco [email protected] +1 650 614 7652
      • What inspires you about working with tech companies?

        Tech companies shape our future and I am inspired by working with founders who make the world a better place.

      • What inspired you to become an emerging companies and venture capital lawyer?

        I’ve been part of the Silicon Valley ecosystem for a long time. I wanted to be a trusted advisor to founders and investors and provide practical and innovative advice to help them grow leading innovative companies.

      • Tell us about one of your mentors.

        Craig Johnson, who was the founder of Venture Law Group, was a visionary in innovating around the practice of law and showing what it means to be a trusted advisor to clients. I joined Venture Law Group early in my career, and Craig’s vision continues to influence the way I practice and interact with clients and colleagues.

      • If you weren't a tech lawyer, what would you do?

        I would spend more time helping San Francisco regain its prominence as the technology capital of the world and one of the world’s greatest cities to live in, work and visit.

      • Tell us something we'd be surprised to know about you.

        I served as Mayor of the City of Cupertino and as a council member from 1993-1997, where I helped build important public partnerships, including with Apple Computer, the Mid-Peninsula Open Space Preserve, and San Jose and California Water Companies. I also love spending time with my partner, Pedro, and our two kids (Leo and Lucia), as well as mentoring my three older kids as they pursue their careers.

      • What technology are you most excited to see develop?

        AI, legal technology and the nexus of the two.

        Andy Bloom

        Andy Bloom

        I advise start-up and emerging growth companies, as well as a number of leading venture capital, growth equity, and private equity firms, in all areas of general corporate/securities law and in a variety of different transactions (ex. venture financings, growth equity financings, control transactions). My practice spans the entire corporate lifecycle, from inception to exit/liquidity, and includes work across a variety of industries, including biotech, pharma, AI, clean tech and software. In my prior legal life, I advised private equity, venture capital and hedge funds on all aspects of their fund operations, as well as institutional fund investors on their private fund and direct investments. My experience spans the entire private capital ecosystem, which allows me to understand the specific wants, needs, concerns and goals of all of the players operating in the ecosystem.

        Clients I've worked with: Aledade | Deel | Warburg Pincus | Fifth Wall | Spiritus Technologies

        Contact me Senior Associate, Boston [email protected] +1 508 272 2926
        • What inspires you about working with tech companies?

          The energy radiating out of these companies and the ecosystem as a whole is infectious – it gives meaning to the work that we do to support our clients.

        • What inspired you to become an emerging companies and venture capital lawyer?

          I pivoted practices in 2021 because I wanted to work with the founders, entrepreneurs, and investors who are (re-)shaping the world.

        • If you weren't a tech lawyer, what would you do?

          I would own and operate a gym/brewery.

        • What is your ideal weekend?

          Spending time with my wife and kids. There would also be some gym time, sports and beer/wine involved, but family first always.

        • If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?

          Time travel.

        • What's your mantra?

          Hard work beats talent when talent refuses to work hard.