Joshua Cook

Joshua Cook
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6184

Josh Cook is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology group where he specializes in representing emerging growth companies, venture capital firms, and private equity investment funds. Josh provides legal guidance to companies at each stage of the corporate lifecycle, counseling them through strategic decisions and coaching prior to incorporation, prospective investor introductions, general corporate representation and counseling, venture capital financings, employment matters, commercial contracts, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Josh represents a wide variety of technology companies from the consumer internet, software, blockchain, and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading incubators, seed funds, and venture capital firms. A recognized expert on early stage venture capital, Josh frequently speaks on trends and practices in angel and venture capital investing.


Prior to rejoining Goodwin, Josh was President at Proof Holdings, Inc., a venture backed NFT art and blockchain company backed by a16z and True Ventures. He originally joined Goodwin in 2018 as a partner in the firm’s Technology practice. Previously, Josh was a corporate partner at Gunderson Dettmer, where he founded and led the San Francisco office.




Georgetown University Law Center

(St. Thomas More Award)


The George Washington University



  • California

Recognition & Awards

Listed in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Josh is ranked for his expertise in Startups & Emerging Companies and Venture Capital. He was recommended in the 2015 Legal 500 rankings in Venture Capital Firms and Emerging Companies.