David Brekke is a senior associate in the firm’s Technology group where his practice focuses on corporate formations, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, and corporate governance for clients operating primarily in the climate technology and sustainability innovation spaces. David advises founders, investors, and companies at all stages as they bring technologies that improve our world to the market, to scale and to profitability.
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Representative Matters

Mr. Brekke’s transactional experience includes advising:

  • Advanced Microgrid Solutions in its Series B and Series C financings*
  • Advano (aka Nanostar, Inc.) in its seed funding and Series A financing*
  • Aligned Carbon in its Series Seed financing*
  • Ardica in its Series D financing*
  • Aquarius Energy in its Series Seed and Series Seed-1 financings*
  • Boomitra in its Series Seed financing
  • Dharma Labs in its acquisition by Opensea (aka Ozone Networks)
  • Dispatch Goods in its seed funding and Series Seed financing
  • enLighted in its Series D financing*
  • Fenix International in its acquisition by ENGIE*
  • GameChange Solar in its Series A 
  • Generate Capital in its 2017 and 2018 preferred stock financings*
  • Giner ELX in its acquisition by Plug Power*
  • Growing Energy Labs, Inc. in its Series B financing*
  • HaloDx in its Series B financing
  • Jaris in its Series B 
  • Just Goods in its Series C financing*
  • Lilac Solutions in its seed funding and Series A financing*
  • Morpher Helmet in its Series A financing*
  • Niron Magnetics in its Series C financing*
  • Oceanworks in its Series Seed financing
  • OnCall Health in its Series Seed financing*
  • polySpectra in its Series Seed financing*
  • Project Frog in its Series BB and Series CC financings*
  • Prometheus Fuels in its seed funding*
  • PubNub in its Series E Financing
  • Quantumscape Corporation in its Series D financing*
  • Redaptive in its 2020 bridge financing and 2020 debt facility*
  • Reference Medicine in its Series Seed Financing*
  • Revel Systems in its Series C and Series D financings*
  • Secberus in its seed funding and Series Seed financing*
  • Stem in its Series C financing*
  • Shifted Energy in its Series Seed* and Series Seed-1 financings
  • Sustainable Ocean Alliance in its first through fifth wave cohorts of the Ocean Solutions Accelerator*
  • Swift Solar in its seed funding, Series Seed and Series Seed-2 financings*
  • SwiftMile in its seed funding and Series A financing*
  • Underground Cellar (aka Underground Enterprises) in its Series Seed and Series A financings*
  • The Routing Company in its Series A financing
  • VRChat in its Series A*, Series B*, Series C** and Series D financings
  • Warehouse Exchange (aka OptzzChain) in its seed funding and Series A Financing*
  • Yotta Energy in its seed funding, Series Seed* and Series A financings
  • a16z and Makers Fund, jointly, in Alta Reality’s Series Seed financing
  • Adams Street Partners investment in Orca Security
  • ArcTern Ventures in its Series A investment in Emitwise
  • Bain Capital Ventures in its Series Seed investment in Column Tax and its Series A investments in Playbook and VISO Trust 
  • Creandum in its Series A investment in 8fit Emerald Technology Ventures in its Series B investment in Hydropoint Data Systems*
  • Emerald Ventures in its Series B investment in Spear Power*
  • Lowercarbon Capital in its Series A investment in Remora investments in Kula Bio, Remora and Zero Acre Farms
  • Prelude Ventures in its Series A investments in Form Energy* and Verdox
  • Sam Altman in his Series E investment in Helion Energy*
  • Seabird Ventures in its formation and initial investments*
  • Social Impact Ventures in its Series A investment in Samasource*
  • Thomvest in its Series D investment in Ladder Financial
  • TotalEnergies Ventures and Heraeus, jointly, in their Series A-3 investment in Banyan Waste Management Solutions
  • Trust Ventures in its seed funding of Sana Benefits*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2021, Mr. Brekke was an associate in the Silicon Valley office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

During law school, Mr. Brekke was an intern at Environmental Defense Fund, Senior Staff Editor of the NYU Environmental Law Journal and a recipient of the Robert McKay Scholar award. During college, David was a four-year varsity letterman on the Columbia University football team.

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J.D., 2015
NYU School of Law
B.A., 2010
Columbia University in the City of New York



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