David Wickwire is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on representing fast-growing technology, software, digital media, and clean technology companies, as well as several early-stage venture capital firms. David has a broad range of experience in corporate and securities matters; counseling entrepreneurs in starting new businesses; and advising on the formation of companies, capitalization structures, equity compensation arrangements for employees, negotiations with investors and acquirers, and other issues vital to their success.

David has worked on over 500 private financing transactions, including seed-stage equity and convertible debt financings, venture capital financings, strategic investments, and growth capital. He also has negotiated joint ventures for his clean technology clients.

David regularly gives presentations on technology company start-up issues and venture capital financings for various programs at the University of Washington and at start-up community events. He also is actively involved in Techstars, representing more than 25 participant teams.


David's current corporate clients include:

  • 2nd Watch
  • ArmorText
  • Attunely
  • Blue Canoe Learning
  • Camouflaj
  • Code Fellows
  • Concreit
  • Educative
  • Fig Tech
  • Ganaz
  • GeekWire
  • Hyperproof
  • JetClosing
  • Jobalign
  • Joe Coffee
  • KenSci
  • Leaftail Labs
  • LegalPad
  • Leanplum
  • LocateAI
  • Messy Labs
  • Migo
  • Olis Robotics
  • Operiant
  • Owlet Baby Care
  • PayRange
  • Pioneer Square Labs
  • Pure Watercraft
  • Pyze
  • Shujinko
  • Shyft
  • Skilljar
  • Subspace
  • Taunt
  • WellSaid Labs
  • Zenput
  • Zipline International

David's venture capital clients have included:

  • Founder's Co-Op
  • Ignition Partners
  • Kowloon Nights
  • Makers Fund
  • Maveron
  • Northwest Venture Associates
  • Pioneer Square Ventures Fund
  • Polaris Venture Partners
  • Trilogy Equity Partners
  • VantagePoint Capital Partners
  • VTF Capital
  • 5to1 in its sale to Yahoo!
  • Beam in its sale to Microsoft Corporation
  • CapitalStream in its sale to HCL
  • Cody in its sale to Alo Yoga
  • Cooler Planet in its sale to Pure Energies Group
  • Dashwire in its sale to HTC
  • Delve Networks in its sale to Limelight Networks
  • Finmeccanica's Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems division in its acquisition of Lasertel, Inc.
  • GoAhead in its sale to Oracle
  • GoAhead in multiple acquisitions
  • Headsprout in its sale to DYMO/Mimio
  • L4 Digital in its sale to Globant
  • LanzaTech in its joint venture with Baosteel
  • LaunchKey in its sale to iovation
  • MediaPiston in its sale to oDesk
  • MetricsHub in its sale to Microsoft
  • MobilDevHQ in its sale to Tune (formerly HasOffers)
  • Simply Measured in its sale to Sprout Social
  • TextPayMe in its sale to Amazon.com
  • Who's Calling in its sale to Vista Equity
  • Widemile in its sale to Webtrends
  • World Wide Packets in its sale to Ciena
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1998
    With Honors
  • B.A., Economics, Whitman College, 1991
  • Named a Washington "Rising Star" by Washington Law & Politics magazine, 2004-2009
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, City of Bothell Planning Commission
  • State Bar of Washington

Contact Information

701 Fifth Avenue
Suite 5100
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone | 206-883-2504

Email | David Wickwiredwickwire@wsgr.com

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