Brian P. Slough is a seasoned practitioner who counsels clients on a range of business and legal matters. His diverse legal practice and business background enable him to holistically service clients. While he often acts as general counsel to assist clients on a variety of governance and operational issues, Brian also advises venture capital, private equity, institutional, and strategic investors on financing, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and portfolio transactions. Additionally, Brian counsels founders, emerging businesses, and other innovative companies at every stage of the lifecycle, from inception through exit.
Brian strategically structures, negotiates, and effectuates complex financing and M&A transactions. Additionally, Brian handles multifaceted corporate reorganizations and implements governance structures for joint ventures and minority ownership investments across a wide variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, life sciences, and real estate. He also dedicates a fair amount of his practice to pro bono work, advising charitable organizations and small businesses.
Brian understands a client’s business goals and acts as a facilitator of those goals by working closely with senior management, C-suite executives, board members, and major stockholders to further the client’s objectives. Brian’s broad base of corporate knowledge and ability to handle sophisticated business and legal needs—while cultivating an atmosphere of congeniality and collaboration with all parties involved—help ensure that matters are holistically addressed, relationships on all sides are strengthened, and the needs and expectations of all involved parties are met.
Brian has worked in a variety of business and legal roles, which he leverages when advising clients on complicated issues that straddle business and legal areas. He has the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to strategically structure, negotiate, and consummate complex business transactions. When planning and implementing complex corporate structuring and recapitalizations, Brian uses his knowledge of evolving trends affecting market deal terms and his broad base of corporate and business experience to holistically service clients.
He is able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple large teams of lawyers and business professionals across multiple offices and practice areas as well as external legal and business teams to achieve client goals. Brian can proactively anticipate, and provide strategic legal counsel with respect to, opportunities and threats affecting clients and their businesses, which enables them to better accomplish their business objectives.
Brian is an active member of the startup, emerging business, and venture capital communities. He speaks regularly on startup, emerging business, and venture capital topics and serves as a coach and judge at investor and venture fairs and business plan competitions.
Employee Cycle Inc., a startup that markets and sells an adaptable software analytics dashboard to help make human resources decision-making smarter and more data-driven for its business customers, in its $2.5 million Series Seed financing round led by Black Ops Ventures
Stimulus Inc., a startup that aims to help companies make better purchasing decisions by leveraging data and analytics through its SaaS platform, in its $3 million Series Seed financing led by Impellent Ventures with participation from Collab Capital and Converge VC
Li Industries, a climate tech company developing next-generation lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, in its $7 million Series Seed financing from Khosla Ventures, Shell Ventures and Xerox Ventures
Axon Enterprise Inc. as lead investor in the $30.5 million Series C financing of Dedrone Holdings Inc., the leading drone security company in the world
Navrogen Inc., a preclinical biotechnology company focused on the discovery of tumor-produced Humoral Immuno-Oncology factors, in its $3 million equity financing led by Tellus BioVentures along with existing investors
KIRKBI in the $2 billion financing of Epic Games, a video game and software developer and publisher
Greystone in its minority investment into Passco Companies LLC, a real estate investment firm
Substantial venture capital direct investments with aggregate investment value over $1 billion
Lead investor in the $240 million Series D round of investment for Grafana Labs, a leading developer of open and composable operational dashboards
CapitalG on substantial venture capital direct investments with aggregate investment value over $1 billion
$150 million Series C funding of Whatnot, a livestream shopping platform for collectors
$40 million Series B financing of MANTL, a digital account opening solution for banks and credit unions
$120 million Series C financing of Webflow Inc., a technology company that provides website development tools
$168 million Series C financing of Orca Security Ltd., an Israeli security company that specializes in providing integrated cloud-based security solutions to streamline IT system security and regulatory compliance
$75 million Series B financing of Armis Security Ltd., an Israel-based agentless internet of things security solution that lets enterprises see and control any device or network
$50 million Series C Common Stock financing of Niantic, a software development company that is best known for developing augmented reality mobile games
$300 million Series C financing of Unqork, Inc., a software company that helps large companies build, deploy, and manage complex applications without writing code
$700 million Series B financing of Digital Currency Group, the parent company of several businesses in the crypto space
Series A financing of EvaBot, a provider of a smart virtual assistant app intended to send personalized gifts
$21 million Series A financing of Zapata Computing, a developer of enterprise software for quantum computing solutions to enable accessible, commercial high-performance computing
Strategic partnership with Patient Engagement Advisors, a company that delivers a technology platform that connects patients with transition specialists to help them navigate social determinants of health issues and solve for patient needs that extend through post-discharge care
Investment in Starr Restaurants, the owner and operator of multi-concept restaurants