Mark Tanoury


I am a core advisor to some of the leading technology companies and venture capital firms in Silicon Valley.

Mark Tanoury's practice includes all areas of corporate, partnership and securities law, with a focus on the formation and financing of emerging growth companies and venture capital partnerships. He has served as lead counsel in a wide variety of public and private financings over the years and has been a speaker at numerous seminars on the topic.

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  • Lacework Hits $8.3 Billion Valuation With Series D Round 

  • Snowflake – $4 Billion IPO 

  • Fastly – $207 Million IPO 

  • Adaptive Insights Sale to Workday for $1.55 Billion 

  • Pure Storage - $488 million IPO 

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It's almost scary how good he is. – Chambers USA - Corporate/M&A - Venture Capital - California

  • University of Michigan Law School
    JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1982

  • University of California, Berkeley
    MBA, Finance

  • The Ohio State University
    BA, Accounting
    summa cum laude, 1977

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Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital (California); Startups & Emerging Companies (USA Nationwide) (2008 – 2022)

    Best Lawyers in America: Venture Capital Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Private Equity Law (2005 – 2019))

    Legal 500: Hall of Fame: M&A/Corporate and Commercial Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2020 – 2022); Leading Lawyer in M&A/corporate and Commercial Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

    The Recorder: Top Venture Capital Practice

    The Best Lawyers in America