Ryan Roberts

Ryan Roberts is a partner and represents high-growth companies and venture capitalists involved in a wide variety of technologies. His practice ranges from the formation of new startup companies through venture capital financings and acquisitions. Ryan also represents venture capital funds in investment transactions. His clients are located throughout the world, including California, New York, India, the EU and the Middle East.

Ryan is author of Amazon best-selling book Acceleration: What All Entrepreneurs Must Know About Startup Law and the well-known startup blog “Startup Lawyer“.

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of Southern California, M.A., Economics, 2000
  • University of Southern California, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 2000

Distinctions & Honors

  • Law Review, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Staff Member 2001-2002, Articles Editor 2002-2003
  • Rising Star 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Texas Super Lawyers (a publication of Thomson Reuters)

Clerkships

  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Fort Worth, Texas, Summer 2002

Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Select Transactions

Ryan’s experience includes representing clients in hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions, including:

Venture Capital Transactions

  • WizRocket Inc. in its $35,000,000 Series C Financing with Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital
  • FreshDesk Inc. (now Freshworks) in its $31,000,000 Series D Financing with Google Capital, Tiger Global and Accel Partners
  • Luna Grill Restaurants LLC in its $30,000,000 financing with CapitalSpring
  • WizRocket Inc. in its $26,000,000 Series B Financing with Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Tiger Global
  • Airmeet Inc. in its $12,000,000 Series A Financing with Sequoia Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Accel Partners, and Global Founders Capital
  • Facilio Inc. in its $6,400,000 Series A Financing with Tiger Global and Accel Partners
  • Osmnez Technologies Inc. in its $6,000,000 Series A Financing with Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Matrix Partners
  • Lyceum Technologies (Hippo Video) in its Series A Financing with Alpha Wave Incubation (managed by Falcon Edge Capital), Sequoia Capital, and KAE Capital
  • Oncue Enterprises in its $3,500,000 Series Seed Financing with Crosslink Ventures and Bowery Capital
  • Shopalyst in its $2,000,000 Series A Financing with Kalaari Capital
  • Chute Corporation in its $7,000,000 Series A Financing with Foundry Group, Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners

Exit Transactions

  • rVetLink in its acquisition by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDXX:NASDAQ)
  • Mobestream Media (Key Ring) in its acquisition by Gannett (GCI:NYSE)
  • Zarget in its acquisition by Freshworks
  • Promoter.io in its acquisition by Medallia, Inc. (MDLA:NYSE)
  • Cucumbertown in its acquisition by Cookpad (2193:TSE)
  • Superpowered in its acquisition by Splice

Contact Information

Address

550 Reserve Street, Suite 390
Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: 817.912.1335
Fax: 817.768.6326

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