Max Cantor


New York

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

Max focuses on advising 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 corporate and transactional matters, including venture capital and growth equity financings, mergers & acquisitions, corporate formation and governance matters, 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
    • WellSaid Series A financing
    • Jigx Series A financing
    • CostCertified Series Seed financing
    • Solo Series Seed financing
    • Bttn Series Seed financing
    • Visualping Series Seed-2 financing
    • PDM Automotive Series Seed-2 financing


    • 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

    Athletic Greens – growth equity financing, led by SC Holdings

    Fortress Brand – in its acquisition by Trivest Partners

    The 86 Company – in its sale to Brown-Forman Corporation


    • Series A-1 financing, led by Tribeca Venture Partners
    • Series A financing, led by NRD Capital

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

    Ignition Partners:

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

    Jask Labs – Series A Financing, led by Dell Technologies Capital

    Go Deed – Series Seed financing, led by Paua Ventures


    • in its sale to Skyfii (ASX: SKF)
    • in its merger with iinside

    Operative Media - in its acquisition by SintecMedia and Francisco Partners

    Sea Pine Technologies – in its sale to Zurich North America

    Invicta Growth – in its investment in Orbital Insight's Series D financing

    Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. – De-SPAC merger with HOF Village, LLC

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