DAVID GOLDENBERG is a Founding Partner and former member of the firm’s executive committee. His practice includes a broad range of clients, many of which are growth-oriented technology companies.
David counsels his clients on contractual and corporate matters throughout their life cycle, as well as individual executives on employment matters. He regularly works with company founders, investors, and related parties on preferred stock, common stock, convertible debt, secured loan, up-round, down-round, bridge, warrants, and other types of financing—over 80 financings completed in all. David has overseen licensing, strategic partner, and IPO transactions, as well as multiple mergers, ranging in size from $6M to $1.9B.
Prior to joining VLP Law Group, David was general counsel of Mediabolic, Inc., the leading embedded entertainment software company in Silicon Valley. During his three year tenure, he oversaw all legal matters for the company, including sales and business development transactions (including negotiation of over 75 separate licensing transactions with companies such as Intel, Motorola, Sony, Cisco/Linksys, Fujitsu, Phillips, HP, Broadcom and Marvell), financing issues (including two rounds of venture capital financing) and the eventual sale of the company to Macrovision (now Rovi). He also learned to appreciate the business side of transactions—experience he now leverages to help his clients achieve their objectives.
Prior to Mediabolic, David practiced law for nearly seven years at the San Francisco headquarters of Morrison & Foerster, one of the country’s premier law firms.
David has authored articles on design law, copyright and the internet. He also was Chair (Managing Editor) of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance while in law school.
- Bump Technologies, Inc.
- Clean Energy Fuels
- Demandforce, Inc.
- Network Architects, Inc. (purchased by ePlus Technology, Inc)
- WR Hambrecht + Co
- Dijit Media, Inc.
- Flow Mobile (New EA, Inc.)
- Presidio Capital Company
- Simple.TV (Really Simple Software)
- US Biodiesel Group (sold to Renewable Energy Group)
- Warner Music, Inc.
Recent publications, Speaking Engagements and Case Studies
- J.D., Stanford Law School, 1996
- B.A., Stanford University, 1993, Phi Beta Kappa
- Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011
State Bar of California