Education

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (2008)
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (2011)

Admissions

  • California

Jon O'Connell

Partner
joconnell@crowell.com
+1.415.365.7435

Jon O'Connell is a co-lead of the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice, a partner in the Corporate Group and a resident in the firm's San Francisco office. He advises startup clients on matters related to corporate governance, venture capital financings, commercial transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents venture capital funds in equity financings.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon was an early employee and partner at a legal services and technology company providing startups with support to grow and scale their operations. He managed one of the most active venture capital financing teams in the industry having completed over 100 preferred stock equity financings. During his legal career at Am Law 100 firms, he has acted as outside general counsel for hundreds of startups in industries ranging from food tech to fintech.



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Admitted to practice: California



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Firm News & Announcements

June 16, 2022 Crowell EC/VC Team Represents Marshall Wace LLP in Series B Investment in Elektrofi
March 28, 2022 DEAL NOTE: Crowell Advises Firefly Aerospace in $75 Million Series B Financing Round and the Secondary Sale of Noosphere’s Firefly Equity to AE Industrial Partners
December 6, 2021 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises BayWa Venture GmbH in YoFix Probiotics Investment
November 30, 2021 DEAL NOTE: C&M Represents Cultivated Meat Company Ohayo Valley in Pre-Seed Financing
October 1, 2021 Crowell & Moring Advises Field Complete in Raising $1.9 Million
September 15, 2021 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises Payload in $650,000 Seed Round Financing
September 15, 2021 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises Marshall Wace on Series D Investment in InBrace
September 14, 2021 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Represents Honeywell in Investment in Aviation Biofuels Company Alder Fuels
September 13, 2021 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises X-Margin in $8 Million Series A Financing
August 11, 2021 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises BayWa Venture in Cross-Border Series B Investment in Amfora
February 10, 2021 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Represents Kountable in Series A-1 Financing Lead by Lateral Capital
June 10, 2020 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises Hacker Noon in $1 Million Investment from Coil