Josh Pollick, a partner in Orrick’s Santa Monica office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.


Josh represents high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including corporate and securities law, corporate formations, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and secondary offerings.

Legal500 recognizes Josh as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the area of US venture capital and emerging companies for 2017, 2018 and 2019, Super Lawyers recognizes Josh as a “Rising Star” in Business/Corporate for 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Chambers and Partners USA 2018 recognizes Josh as an "Associate to Watch" in the Nationwide Startups & Emerging Companies category.

Josh’s company-side representations include 15Five, BrightBytes, Casetext, Cleanly, Cloud9, CREXi, Dave.com, Descartes Labs, FabFitFun, Flutterwave, Genius, Honeybee Health, Human Interest, Jack Erwin, Lendable, Messagebird, Meteor, Monica & Andy, Paladin Cyber, Paperspace, Patch, Payfazz, Phase Four, PlayVS, Retool, Sourceress, Stripe, Twist Bioscience, Warby Parker and WeRecover.

In addition to his company-side representations, Josh has represented leading venture capital firms and other strategic investors, including Bonfire Ventures, Bpifrance, Canal+, Coatue Management, Darsana Capital, Ground Up Ventures, Iris Capital, Manifest Investment Partners, Menlo Ventures, Pathbreaker Ventures and Wicklow Capital. He has also helped set up a number of incubators and private funds, including Heavybit Industries.

  • Select Engagements:

    • BrightBytes - US$33 million Series C financing, led by Insight Venture Partners
    • Casetext - US$12 million Series B financing, led by Canvas Ventures
    • Cloud9 - $25 million Series A financing, led by Founders Fund and $__ Series B financing, led by ______
    • Coatue Management - Investment in OfferUp US$130 million Series C financing
    • Coatue Management - US$500 million investment in Liberty Broadband
    • Coinbase - US$75 million Series C financing, led by DFJ
    • Darsana Capital - Lead investor in US$600 million Series G financing in Doordash
    • Descartes Labs - US$30 million Series B financing, led by March Capital
    • FabFitFun - US$80 million Series A financing, led by Kleiner Perkins
    • Genius - US$40 million Series B financing, led by Detroit Venture Partners
    • IronPlanet - US$758.5 million sale to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
    • PlayVS - US$30 million Series B financing, led by Elysian Park Ventures, NEA and Science
    • Meteor - US$20 million Series B financing, led by Matrix Partners
    • Optimizely - US$58.5 Series C financing, led by Index Ventures
    • Stripe - US$150 million Series D financing, led by CapitalG
    • Tilt - Acquisition by Airbnb; US$25 million Series B financing, led by Andreessen Horowitz
    • Twist Bioscience - US$61 million Series D financing

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