Anil is a startup lawyer, angel investor, and mentor to early-stage startup founders in Silicon Valley and across the world. Anil advises early-stage start-up companies from 2-3 “guys in the garage” to global multinational corporations from inception through the life-cycle of the venture, negotiating angel and venture financings, customer and licensing transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Over the last 19 years Anil has worked at powerhouse law firms such as Cooley Godward and Orrick Herrington, and now Inventus Law. Anil has represented over 3,000 startups, angels, founders, and has been involved in almost 500 financing and M&A transactions valued at over $3 billion in the aggregate. Anil has made over 25 angel investments in companies across the spectrum, from healthcare, financial services, to software and saas ventures.
Anil is licensed to practice law in California, New York and India, and has represented U.S based investors and Companies in investments, acquisitions, and strategic expansion with India based companies, as well as 100’s of startups from India, Singapore, Europe and South America in setting up operations and closing financing and M&A transactions in Silicon Valley. Anil also has an active practice representing global companies that are part of YC, 500 Startups, Startup Chile, Tandem, Alchemist, Fabric and other accelerators and incubators.
Inventus Law is Anil’s own entrepreneurial venture with the primary goal of providing experienced legal counsel to start-up companies in a much more cost-effective, responsive and founder friendly manner than any of the “big” law firms out there.