Vishal P. Dave

Associate, Corporate  

San Francisco 415.875.2418


Vishal Dave focuses his practice on the general representation of startup companies from formation through exit with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his company-side practice, Vishal also has experience representing venture capital funds and other institutional investors in their technology-related investments and acquisitions.

Representative Experience:

  • Javelin Venture Partners in its investments in Thumbtack
  • GitHub in its Series B Financing
  • Illumio in its Series C Financing
  • WhatsApp in its acquisition by Facebook
  • MyFitnessPal in its acquisition by Under Armour
  • Dropbox in its acquisition of Mailbox
  • Facebook in its acquisitions of LiveRail and Little Eye Software

Vishal received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2010, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal. In 2003, he graduated with honors, receiving a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Vishal was an associate in the Business Group at Perkins Coie LLP. Prior to starting his law career, Vishal worked as a financial analyst in the Operations Finance group at a Fortune 500 company.

Vishal is a member of the State Bar of California.