Samuel B. Angus

Partner, Corporate  

San Francisco 415.875.2440


Samuel Angus concentrates his practice on advising startup/venture-backed companies, seed, venture capital and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

Sam represents a broad range of companies from privately held startup companies to publicly traded corporations. His practice also includes advising entrepreneurs and investors.

Representative Experience:

  • Airbnb, incorporate company, multiple equity/debt financings (announced) totaling over $2.3 billion, multiple acquisitions
  • Blue Lava Wireless (Tetris) acquisition by and license to JAMDAT Mobile
  • Broadbase Software's acquisition by Kana Communications
  • Cloudspace's acquisition by Informix
  • Github, multiple equity financings (announced) totaling over $350 million
  • Ingenio's acquisition by AT&T Yellow Pages
  • In-System Design's acquisition by Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
  • JotSpot's acquisition by Google
  • Junglee's acquisition by
  • Kosmix's acquisition by Walmart Labs
  • Marin Software, incorporated company, multiple equity/debt financing through IPO
  • MuDynamics' acquisition by Spirent Communications
  • Naxon Corporation's ( acquisition of
  • Next New Media's acquisition by Google
  • Qik's acquisition by Skype
  • Shotgun Software and Tweak Software's acquisition by Autodesk
  • DeviantArt's acquisition by
  • Spectrum's Astro's acquisition by General Dynamics
  • Upwork, multiple equity financings for oDesk (predecessor of Upwork), merger with Elance to form Upwork
  • Vantra Group's acquisition by ADP

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Sam practiced commercial lending law at Lillick & Charles. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Sam was a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Design Look Publications, Inc., a publisher of fine art calendars and other published gift products. 

Sam sits on the advisory board of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University o​f California, Berkeley. He also frequently lectures at the Haas School of Business and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.