Colin J. Kirby Counsel

New York
T 646.414.6964 | F 973.535.3209

Colin Kirby’s deep, personal interest in disruptive technologies is evident in his work as a New York-based counsel in Lowenstein’s Corporate Department and a member of the Tech Group.

Since joining the firm in 2011, Colin has focused on the representation of venture capital funds and emerging technology companies in financing and M&A transactions. Colin works closely with early-stage, high-growth companies on formation and initial capitalization matters, and he has significant experience representing both investment entities and technology companies in complex financing transactions of all sizes.

Prior to joining the firm, Colin received top honors while obtaining a graduate degree in entrepreneurship from Duke University. While there, Colin served as a strategic advisor to numerous start-ups and later worked as an associate for 8 Rivers Capital, a technology commercialization firm based in Durham, North Carolina.

In addition to his work with the Tech Group, Colin works with underwriters and issuers in public securities transactions and counsels hedge funds and other investment managers on formation, compliance and operational matters.

Representative Engagements

Represented Swyft Media in its sale to Monotype Imaging, a publicly traded design company, for over $27 million in cash and earnout incentives (January 2015)
Represented Eloquii in its $6 million Series A financing, led by Greycroft Partners (November 2014)
Represented Bessemer Venture Partners in Quantopian’s Series B financing, in which the investment algorithm producer raised $15 million (October 2014)
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Related Areas

The Tech Group
Venture Capital, Angel Investing, and M&A


Duke University School of Law ( LL.M. , 2011 ) , Entrepreneurship
University of Notre Dame Law School ( J.D. , 2010 ) , cum laude
University of California, Santa Barbara ( B.A. , 2004 ) , Political Science, International Relations

Bar Admissions

New York