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Laura Lariu

Laura Lariu

Tech and space enthusiast. I've counseled investors and emerging growth companies on financings and corporate matters for 14 years across all major industries, from SaaS to digital media to defense. Most recently, I was general counsel of Relativity Space, an orbital launch company valued at $4.2 billion that 3D prints rockets and just launched it's first rocket this year.

Clients I've worked with: Vast Space | Tiger Global | Flipkart | Vox Media | Relativity Space

Contact me Partner, Santa Monica [email protected] +1 212 506 5066
  • What is your ideal weekend?

    Yoga. Painting. Beach with my husband, kids and Sheprador pup. Hiking. Repeat.

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

    I'd be an artist.

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

    I once lived in a refugee camp as a kid.

  • What inspires you about working with tech companies?

    I get a thrill working with companies that are pushing the boundaries of what’s been done. Particularly where there’s a greater positive social impact to humanity. I was a math and science kid growing up and love sharing in the enthusiasm of founders describing their novel technologies or making what seems like moonshot missions a reality.

  • What technology are you most excited to see develop?

    I'm going to list two. Advances in oncology. Anything and everything that provides greater access to space and knowledge of our universe.

    Rachel Leigh

    Rachel Leigh

    I represent early-stage and high-growth companies primarily in the technology sector on a range of corporate matters including venture capital and growth equity transactions.

    Clients I've worked with: Butternut Box | Stripe | Connexin | ABN AMRO Ventures

    Contact me Managing Associate, London [email protected] +44 20 7862 4608
    • What inspires you about working with tech companies?

      I love the energy and drive of founders. I take pride in supporting them as they grow and develop their start-ups and achieve their goals.

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

      A curator of fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum!

    • What is your ideal weekend?

      A weekend spent exploring at home or (preferably) abroad - there is a lot of the world to see!

    • What's your mantra?

      What is meant for you won't pass you by.

      Neel Lilani

      I love connecting the promising innovators and the most daring investors to one another, the best match legal resources, sources of capital and the others in the ecosystem all with an overarching goal to helping advance technological innovation globally.

      Clients I've worked with: Instacart | Lux Capital | Lightspeed | Obvious Ventures

      Contact me Global Head of Technology Clients, San Francisco [email protected] +1 415 773 5454
      • What inspires you about working with tech companies?

        Technology has an ever-expanding impact on how we live, work, and interact with one another. Helping to bring these innovations to life is an incredible opportunity.

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

        I do not practice law, but love helping to match business growth needs with innovative legal strategies.

      • Where do you find inspiration in life?

        Both with my family and out in the world - a broad mindset is best fed by an appreciation for different cultures and perspectives. Immersive travel and regular contact is the best way to develop this muscle.

      • What technology are you most excited to see develop?

        The mass proliferation of automated transportation technologies - these will make life more productive, safer and create a healthier planet!

      • What do you consider the best innovation since the internet?

        The smartphone - it has fundamentally shifted how we live.

      • What is your ideal weekend?

        Skiing with family and friends followed by mastering a new culinary challenge!

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

        Red Notice - by Bill Browder - an amazing (but true) story of how global corruption runs afoul of capitalism and how one executive's mission to right these wrongs became one of the most important pieces of international foreign policy.

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

        Listen more. Speak less.