Andrew T. Albertson

Chair, Payment Systems

Industry Co-Chair, Blockchain

Partner, Corporate  

Seattle 206.389.4552



Andrew Albertson’s practice focuses on providing strategic and practical counseling to high-growth technology and life sciences companies, ranging from early startup teams to mature public companies, as well as many leading venture capital and private equity firms.

Andy has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and executing a wide variety of corporate transactions, including:

  • seed and venture capital financings
  • growth equity/structured minority equity financings
  • debt financings
  • corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations
  • joint ventures
  • complex mergers and acquisitions
  • acqui-hires
  • cryptocurrency presales
  • centralized and decentralized cryptocurrency designs
  • token generation events
  • bespoke security token offerings
  • conventional venture financing structures that integrate token exposure

Representative Experience:

  • Airware’s multiple financings and strategic transactions
  • Binance’s multiple strategic transactions
  • Buuteeq’s acquisition by Priceline
  • Cepheid’s multiple strategic transactions
  • Cisco Systems’ acquisition of Jasper
  • Cray’s multiple strategic transactions
  • Dapper Labs' (creator of CryptoKitties) spin-out and financings
  • Echodyne’s multiple financings
  • Greylock’s and Index’s investment in Aurora
  • Multiple venture capital financings representing Accel-KKR, Blackstone Group, Institutional Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Madrona Venture Group, Voyager Capital, and Vulcan
  • Niantic Labs' spinout from Google and financings
  • Pixvana’s multiple financings
  • Qumulo’s multiple financings
  • Redfin’s multiple financings
  • Responsys’ $1.5B acquisition by Oracle
  •’s multiple financings
  • Technicolor’s joint venture with Deluxe
  • Two Bit Circus’ multiple financings
  • Uber’s $3.5B investment by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund
  • Vicis’ multiple financings
  • Yapstone’s $100M financing

Andy was recognized as one of the top tech lawyers in the 2017 and 2018 Greater Seattle Tech Ecosystem Report by the Innovate Leadership Network and the University of Washington Bothell. He has also been honored as a Rising Star in M&A and Securities & Corporate Finance by Super Lawyers magazine from 2015–2017 and is a regular speaker on corporate finance, strategic transactions, and issues and trends in the blockchain industry.

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