Scott Scharf

San Francisco

T  +  1 628 235 1039
F  +  1 650 858 6100

I enjoy working with start-ups and supporting their efforts to build new things that people love. 

Experience: I advise companies on general corporate matters, venture capital financings and M&A transactions. My clients span the technology industry, including software, aerospace & defense, clean tech, ecommerce, fintech, edtech, digital health & healthcare IT and robotics. As outside general counsel, I enjoy “being in the room” with founders, investors and advisors working together to bring new things to market. I also enjoy working on financial transactions that provide the capital needed to execute on that vision.

Rewarding experience: All early-stage companies hit rough patches, and some of the most rewarding experiences involve helping clients overcome those hurdles, often navigating difficult and time sensitive transactions.

Off the clock: I play a weekly pickup soccer game and otherwise mostly follow along with my two young daughters in their sports and hobbies.

Podcast recommendation: Pivot with tech journalist Kara Swisher and NYU Professor Scott Galloway – they talk about the big stories in tech, business and politics. 

Memorable travel: My family travels to Denmark most summers to visit my wife’s family; I find something new and interesting every time.


Certificate, CORe, Harvard Business School Online, 2019

JD, University of California, Davis School of Law, 2014

BA, Government, Cornell University, 2006

Bar Admissions



Capital Markets, and Disclosure, Cross-Border Transactions, Debt Finance, Emerging Company and Venture Capital, Life Sciences, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology


Life Sciences: Healthcare, Medical Devices
Technology: Consumer, Digital Media, Ed Tech, Energy, Clean Tech, Software (includes SAAS and Cloud computing)