Max Cantor



Max Cantor is a partner with Orrick's global Technology Companies Group.

Max advises startup founders, high-growth technology companies, venture capital and private equity funds, and strategic acquirers in connection with planning and executing a variety of corporate transactions.

He has extensive experience in a broad range of domestic and cross-border corporate and transactional matters, including venture capital and growth equity financings, mergers & acquisitions, corporate formation and governance matters, fund formation, and SPAC transactions.

Max also works closely with clients to provide strategic business insights and outside general counsel services, advising clients on day-to-day corporate governance and boardroom matters, equity compensation and employee incentive structures, intellectual property protection and licensing, and general commercial matters.

  • FUSE Venture Partners:

    • Owl Labs Series A and Series B financings
    • Carbon Robotics Series B financing
    • Bttn Series Seed and Series A financings
    • Zuper Series A financing
    • Operto Series A financing
    • Round Series A financing
    • WellSaid Series A financing
    • Jigx Series A financing
    • Pictory Series Seed financing
    • CostCertified Series Seed financing
    • Solo Series Seed financing
    • Visualping Series Seed-2 financing
    • PDM Automotive Series Seed-2 financing
    • Xemelgo Series Seed financing

    Athletic Greens:

    • growth equity financing, led by Alpha Wave Ventures
    • growth equity financing, led by SC Holdings


    • Series C financing, led by Grand Oaks Capital
    • Series B financing, led by Point72 Ventures
    • Series A financing, co-led by Greycroft Partners and Gradient Ventures

    Capchase – Series B financing, led by 01 Advisors

    Afficiency – Series A financing, led by IA Capital

    Go Deed:

    • Series A financing, led by Earlybird Ventures
    • Series Seed financing, led by Paua Ventures

    Ignition Partners:

    • Symend Series A and Series B financings
    • Carbon Robotics Series A financing
    • Intelage Series Seed financing
    • Botkeeper Series Seed financing


    • Series A financing, led by Tribeca Venture Partners
    • Series Seed financing, led by NRD Capital

    Coolhaus – in multiple growth equity financings, led by Sunrise Strategic Partners

    Jask Labs - Series A financing, led by Dell Technologies Capital

    Fortress Brand – in its acquisition by Trivest Partners

    The 86 Company – in its sale to Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BF-B)

    CrowdVision - in its acquisition by Skyfii (ASX: SKF)

    Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) - in its acquisition of TaxCycle (Trilogy Software Inc.)

    Operative Media - in its acquisition by SintecMedia and Francisco Partners

    Sea Pine Technologies – in its sale to Zurich North America (SIX: ZURN)

    Bowery Real Estate Systems – Series Seed financing, co-led by Camber Creek and Fika Ventures

    Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: GPAQ) – De-SPAC merger with HOF Village, LLC