Andrew Sparks is a partner in the firm’s Technology group. His practice focuses on representing fast-growing emerging technology companies and the entrepreneurs who build them. Mr. Sparks has a broad range of experience in venture capital financings and corporate matters, including counseling founders in starting new businesses, capitalization structures, fundraising, strategic issues, negotiations with investors and acquirers, mergers and acquisitions, and other legal matters. He has worked for technology companies across a spectrum of industries including fintech, clean technology, artificial intelligence, SaaS, robotics, IoT, security, crypto, and digital health.

Mr. Sparks also maintains an active pro bono practice.

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Mr. Sparks’ recent representative experience includes advising:

  • OneStream Software in its $200 Million Series B*
  • Humane Inc. in its $30 Million Series A*
  • Sale of crypto company*
  • Chartable in its $2.25 Million Seed Funding*
  • Acquisition of software company*
  • PayActiv in its $100 Million Series C and creation of structured debt facility*
  • Caffeine in its $113 Million Series D Financing*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Sparks was most recently in the Emerging Companies Practice Group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in San Francisco. He began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Professional Activities
Mr. Sparks is a member of The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. 

Recognition

Mr. Sparks is recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for 2013-2020. He is also a 2017 and 2019 recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California.

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Education

J.D., 2010
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
(With High Honors; Order of the Coif; Thurston Society; Recipient, Witkin and CALI Awards for Academic Excellence)
B.A., 2005
University of California, San Diego
(With Honors)

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