Aria Kashefi

Senior Associate

San Francisco

Aria is a strategic advisor and legal counsel to emerging technology companies as well as venture capital and strategic investors. He combines his engineering background and years of legal experience to provide practical, business-focused advice to his clients as they continue to grow their business.

Aria Kashefi is a Senior Associate in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. Aria’s practice focuses on advising emerging technology companies and investors in a variety of transactional matters in the U.S. and internationally, including venture capital financings, exit transactions, technology licensing, corporate reorganization, governance and corporate and securities law.

  • Aria earned his B.A.Sc. (with distinction) in mechatronics, robotics and automation from the University of British Columbia in 2008 and received his J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2011. Prior to joining Orrick, Aria was an associate in the San Francisco office of another international law firm.

    • Nexa3D, in its $55 million+ convertible debt and equity financing rounds
    • D1 Capital Partners, in its lead investment in the $200 million Series B financing round of OneStream Software
    • Transcend, in its $25 million Series A financing led by Index Ventures and Accel
    • Visa International, in various strategic investment, including in YellowPepper, ChargeAfter and Novopayment
    • Blackstone Life Sciences in its $350 million strategic investment in Reata Pharmaceuticals
    • SoftBank Vision Fund in its $225 million Series D+ investment in Klook
    • Ekso Bionics in various underwritten, registered direct and private placement offerings
    • Auris Surgical Robotics in its $80 million acquisition of Hansel Medical and concurrent $49 million investment by certain selling stockholders
    • Iota Biosciences, in its $340 million acquisition by Astellas Pharma
    • GigaGen, in its $80 million acquisition by Grifols