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 the well-known startup blog “Startup Lawyer” and you can follow him on Twitter @startuplawyer.

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 and 2016, 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:

  • Representing FreshDesk Inc. in its $31,000,000 Series D Financing with Google Capital, Tiger Global Management and Accel Partners
  • Representing Luna Grill Restaurants LLC in its $30,000,000 financing with CapitalSpring
  • Representing WizRocket Inc. in its $8,000,000 Series A Financing with Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners
  • Representing Chute Corporation in its $7,000,000 Series A Financing with Foundry Group, Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners
  • Representing Osmnez Technologies Inc. in its $6,000,000 Series A Financing with Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Matrix Partners
  • Representing Munchery Inc. in its $4,000,000 Series A Financing with E.Ventures
  • Representing FreshDesk Inc. in its $7,000,000 Series C Financing with Tiger Global Management and Accel Partners
  • Representing Codigami Inc. (Crowdfire) in its $2,500,000 Series A Financing with Kalaari Capital
  • Representing Mobestream Media in its $1,750,000 Series A Financing with Austin Ventures
  • Representing Shopalyst in its $2,000,000 Series A Financing with Kalaari Capital
  • Representing Mobestream Media (Key Ring) in acquisition by Gannett
  • Representing Cucumbertown in acquisition by Cookpad

Contact Information

Address

1400 Civic Place, Suite 221
Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: 817.912.1335
Fax: 817.768.6326

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