We are an independent, invitation-only, community platform for General Counsels of leading venture capital firms and venture-backed companies.

Our mission is to drive innovation, education and mentorship in the startup and legal industry while also creating a strong peer group and community whose members support each other throughout their lives and careers.

*Membership is by invitation or referral only and is limited to the most senior lawyer (i.e., General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Head of Legal, VP Legal, etc.) at each company or fund.


Co-Chairs

 

TechGC started as an informal lunch among General Counsels of tech companies and venture capital firms at a WeWork in New York City.  40 GCs attended our first event.

 

 

Greg Raiten

co-chair, TechGC

GENERAL COUNSEL, firstmark capital

Kiran Lingam

co-chair, techgc

 

San Francisco Steering Committee

By popular demand, we quickly expanded to San Francisco.

Hilary Kivitz  Partner & GC A16Z Crypto

Hilary Kivitz
Partner & GC
A16Z Crypto

Adam Mishcon  General Counsel Sencha

Adam Mishcon
General Counsel
Sencha

Neil Pai  General Counsel Founders Fund

Neil Pai
General Counsel
Founders Fund

Kristin Sverchek  General Counsel Lyft

Kristin Sverchek
General Counsel
Lyft

New York Steering Committee

With the help of our steering committees, we quickly to grew to over 800 General Counsel members on both coasts.

Boston Steering Committee

Nidhi Kumar  SVP & General Counsel Drizly

Nidhi Kumar
SVP & General Counsel
Drizly

Matt Rowe  General Counsel Parallel Wireless

Matt Rowe
General Counsel
Parallel Wireless

Danielle Sheer  Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Carbonite

Danielle Sheer
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Carbonite

Los Angeles Steering Committee

Craig Abruzzo  General Counsel Thrive Market

Craig Abruzzo
General Counsel
Thrive Market

Bill Goodwin  Head of Policy, Regulatory, and Legal  Skyryse

Bill Goodwin
Head of Policy, Regulatory, and Legal
Skyryse

Laura Lariu  General Counsel Relativity Space

Laura Lariu
General Counsel
Relativity Space

Chicago Steering Committee


 

We hold private, GC-only, quarterly events in each city.

 
 

An annual "FullStack GC Conference" in San Francisco

 

And an Annual National Summit at the New York Stock Exchange

Each with a focus on GC-to-GC Learning