Josh Pollick


Santa Monica

Josh Pollick, a founding member of Orrick’s Santa Monica office, is a partner and co-leader of Orrick's global 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, secondary offerings and SPAC transactions.

Josh has been recognized by Chambers and Partners USA, Legal500, and Super Lawyers for his work representing startups and venture capital funds.

Josh’s company-side representations include Crexi, Dave, Deel, FabFitFun, GlossGenius, Grow Therapy, Retool, Stripe, Volley and Workstream.

In addition to his company-side representations, Josh has represented leading venture capital firms and other strategic investors, including Bonfire, Coatue, Darsana Capital, D1 Capital, Pathbreaker Ventures and Wonder Ventures.

Josh has significant buy-side and sell-side M&A experience, including representing Deel in its acquisitions of CapBase, Legalpad, Roots and Zeitgold.

  • Select Engagements:

    • BrightBytes - US$33 million Series C financing, led by Insight Venture Partners
    • Cloud9 - $50 million Series B financing, led by Valor Equity Partners
    • 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
    • Criteria Corp - US$56 million majority growth investment by Sumeru
    • Darsana Capital - Lead investor in US$600 million Series G financing in Doordash
    • Dave - US$50 million Series B financing, led by Norwest
    • Deel - US$650 million Series A-D financings, led by a16z, Coatue,  Spark Capital and Y Combinator Continuity
    • 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
    • Grow Care - US $75 million Series B financing, led by TCV and Transformation Capital
    • IronPlanet - US$758.5 million sale to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
    • Paperspace - $111 million sale to DigitalOcean
    • PlayVS - US$50 million Series C financing, led by NEA and Battery Ventures
    • Stripe - US $1 billion in Series A-F financings
    • Tilt - Acquisition by Airbnb
    • Twist Bioscience - IPO; US$61 million Series D financing