Bryan Ito Springmeyer

  • University of California,
    Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall)

    Juris Doctorate
  • University of California,
    Los Angeles

    B.A., Mass Communications and Sociology
    Cum Laude
Contact Info

In his emerging business practice, Mr. Springmeyer serves as outside counsel to startup and emerging growth businesses, micro-VCs and angel investors, advising on matters ranging from formation to exit including venture capital financing, debt financing, employment, equity compensation and intellectual property.

Bryan Springmeyer was born and raised in Silicon Valley. He remained in the South Bay until moving to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, where he studied mass communications and sociology. Bryan returned to the Bay Area to attend law school at UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall).

Prior to practicing law, Bryan designed and programmed several web applications for timekeeping, billing, accounting, and document creation for law firms. He continues to develop applications to enhance the services offered to the firm's clientele.

Since starting the firm in 2010, Bryan has worked with over 400 startups and investors on numerous entity formations, more than 100 angel and venture capital financings ranging from a couple hundred thousand to over $10 million (including over a dozen Y-Combinator company financings), and acquisitions by Google, Oracle and other tech companies.

Bryan has been a mentor and supervising attorney for the UC Berkeley New Business Counseling Practicum, a clinical course offering for graduate UC Berkeley Law (Boalt) and Business (Haas) students, since 2012. He has assisted with matters including stock option plan implementation, formation planning, and early stage finance. He has presented on Capitalizing Startups, Search Engine Optimization, and Starting a Transactional Law Practice. Additionally, Bryan served as an executive mentor in Project ReMADE, a program run by Stanford graduate law and business students, which counsels ex-offender entrepreneurs.

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Representative Matters Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Holomni in its aquisition by Google (NY Times article)
  • Represented target (software) in cross-borders acquisition by Fortune 100 company
  • Represented EngageClick in acquisition by [24]7 (Release)
  • Advised founder/director in acquisition by Oracle (TechCrunch Article)
  • Advised early employee in Oracle acquisition of Moat (Recode Article)
  • Kite.io in its acquisition by Quixey (TechCrunch Article)
  • Di8it in its acquisition by Think Cell
  • GET IT Mobile in acquisition of Kinetic Minds
  • Represented Front Row Education in Series A (Wall Street Journal article)
  • Represented edtech startup in $11 million Series A
  • Represented robotics software startup in $2.3 million Series Seed
  • Represented robotics hardware startup in $2.25 million Series A
  • Represented startup in $1.5 million preferred stock seed round
  • Represented follow-on investor in $30 million Series B
  • Represented lead investor in $6.5 million Series Seed
  • Advised investor in $8.5 million Series A
  • Advised founder in $12+ million Series A and related reorganization
  • Advised investor in $10 million Series A
  • Represented dozens of investors and startups in seed financings ranging from $200,000 to $2+ million
  • Advised dozens of investors in convertible note and SAFE investments ranging from $50,000 to $1+ million
  • Represented lead investor in syndicated film investment transaction
  • Represented clean energy/tech startup in convertible note seed round
  • Advised founder in $10 million Series A
  • Advised founder in $15 million Series C
  • Advised founder in $1.75 million Series A financing
Other Matters
  • Formation of micro-cap venture capital fund
  • Formation of film investment fund
  • Formation of hundreds of tech startups, advising on and executing vesting stock grants for co-founders, IP assignments, employment contracts and employee compensation plans.
  • Represented and advised multiple startups in end-user and enterprise level licensing and SaaS agreements