Gaurav Mathur is a Partner at Silicon Legal Strategy and head of the firm's Santa Monica office.
Gaurav’s practice is focused on representing technology startups, startup founders, and venture capital and angel investors. He provides day-to-day counseling to early stage startups regarding company formation issues, fundraising, VC financings, employment and equity compensation, commercial contracts, and M&A transactions.
Based on his experience working with startups and investors in LA and the Bay Area, Gaurav is able to provide strategic advice as to market terms for key deal points. He offers not just legal advice, but can help find the right business terms. He also connects young companies to his network of investors, advisors, accountants, bookkeepers, and litigators.
Prior to joining SLS, Gaurav was in-house counsel at Sega of America, where he advised Sega’s product development, marketing, and sales groups regarding commercial contracts and IP matters. Prior to Sega, Gaurav was a corporate attorney at Fenwick & West LLP, where he advised technology startups regarding corporate law matters and IP transactions.
Gaurav received his law degree from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.