Karachi Achilihu is a corporate associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and member of the Technology group. By working with technology-focused clients, she advises global startups, emerging to public companies, and investors at all stages of the company life cycle on corporate formations for domestic and international entities, venture capital, M&A and other strategic transactions, and general corporate counseling. She has experience with clients operating within the following industries: crypto-blockchain-Web3, FinTech, Internet/IoT, computer hardware/software, digital media, e-commerce & online retail, wireless telecommunications, logistics & supply chain, automobiles, and biotechnology.

Ms. Achilihu is admitted to practice only in Maryland; her application to the D.C. bar is pending. Her practice is supervised by D.C.-admitted lawyers at Goodwin.





Ms. Achilihu’s recent representative experience includes:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented BrightSign LLC in its majority stock sale to Graham Partners

Venture Financings

  • Represented Airhouse, Inc. in its $11 million Series A financing round 
  • Represented BoostUp.ai. in its $28.5 million Series B financing round
  • Represented Stem Disintermedia, Inc. in its $20 million Series 2 financing round
  • Represented Relentless Labs, Inc. (Mono) in its $15 million Series A financing round
  • Represented Lightspeed Venture Partners in its lead investment in FlickPlay’s $5 million Series Seed financing round 
  • Represented Polychain Capital in its lead investment in Spectral Finance’s $6.75 million Series A financing round
  • Represented numerous private companies and venture capital firms in connection with equity financings of various series
Professional Experience

During law school, Ms. Achilihu certified in business law and gained relevant experience by working for a Fortune 100 company, participating in a transactional negotiation competition involving corporate acquisitions, researching corporate and data privacy laws in emerging foreign markets, and counseling business-centric startup cooperatives and social enterprises on equity development and general corporate matters. Ms. Achilihu served as an editor for the Maryland Law Review, President of the Black Law Students Association, and Vice President of the Business Law Society. She also received the William P. Cunningham Award, William H. Murphy Family Scholarship, Maryland Graduate and Professional Scholarship, BLSA Banquet Book Scholarship, and CALI Award in the Small Business & Community Equity Development Clinic, as well being selected as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Scholar.

Professional Activities
Ms. Achilihu is a member of the WomenTech Network and the American Bar Association (within the Science & Technology, Business Law, and Intellectual Property sections).






University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
(cum laude, Business Law certificate)
B.S., Business Administration
Towson University, College of Business & Economics



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