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Lori S. Hoberman


Lori S. Hoberman is the chair of the Emerging Companies / Venture Capital practice. Her practice emphasizes venture capital, private equity, and general corporate counseling for emerging as well as later stage and publicly traded companies in a broad range of industries, including mobile, software, biotechnology and life sciences, social networking, consumer products, cleantech, Internet search and advertising, gaming and other media. Ms. Hoberman also has significant experience in the structuring of, and tax planning for, domestic and offshore private equity funds. She is chair of the NYC Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurism. Prominent business and legal media outlets frequently interview Ms. Hoberman on issues relating to emerging companies and venture capital.

Representative Matters

  • Mojiva Inc. (mobile advertising platform and facilitator): Series A, B C and D funding rounds, venture debt and related corporate and technology matters.
  • Gwynnie Bee LLC (online clothing rental and retail): Series A and Angel funding and all related corporate, technology and employment matters.
  • Muzik LLC (high tech music platform with headphones): Series A and Angel funding and all related corporate, technology and employment matters.
  • Perceptive Pixel (large-screen, multi-touch technology): Series A financing and other legal and business advice; sale to Microsoft.
  • SenDEC Corp. (consumer electronics manufacturer): Sale to API Technologies Corp. (OTC BB:ATNY.OB)
  • F. Hoffman La-Roche and Genentech Inc.: Advice on the combination of licensing, joint venture portfolios as a result of the completed acquisition by Roche of Genentech.
  • SunClean LLC (solar-powered trash compactor): Angel funding and all related corporate, technology and employment matters.
  • Right Media Inc. (auction-based exchange for the sale of internet advertising): All financing and other legal and business advice from start-up to sale to Yahoo! Inc. for a total transaction value of US$850 million.
  • Ouidad Inc. (upscale hair salon and product retail business): Restructuring and sale to JH Partners.
  • Silicon Badia Ventures. Venture fund and incubator for U.S. companies seeking access to the MENA Region markets and for MENA Region companies seeking to set up businesses in the U.S.

Activities and Affiliations

  • Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum, New York Chapter
  • Member, Board of Directors, CrossPath Cultures
  • Mentor, Socratic Labs, a New York-based education-technology accelerator
  • Mentor, 37 Angels, a New York-based network of women investors committed to funding early stage startups
  • Member, New York State Bar Association


Speeches and Events

 Selected Media Interviews

Other Speeches and Events

  • MIT Enterprise Forum: Cleantech: Smarter Energy, April 30, 2013
  • MIT Enterprise Forum: Women's Networking Event: Women Entrepreneurship, April 11, 2013
  • MIT Enterprise Forum: Startup Showcase: Innovations in Media Technologies, February 27, 2013
  • Venture Capital Lunch Club—Ninth Annual "State of the Union" of Private Equity Investing, New York, NY, February 12, 2013
  • "The JOBS Act: Tossing 80 Year Old Securities Rules Out The Window," Women Transforming Our Financial Markets Symposium, New York, NY, December 11, 2012
  • "Startup Showcase: Innovations in Products and Services Distribution," MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC, New York, NY, December 4, 2012
  • "How To Start Up Successfully As An Entrepreneur," The New York Business Expo 2012, New York, NY, November 14-15, 2012
  • "Venture Capital Lunch Club--The Eighth Annual "State of the Union" of Private Equity Investing--The Year in Review and What to Expect for 2012," Chadbourne & Parke LLP, January 18, 2012
  • "Silicon Badia meets Silicon Alley," Chadbourne & Parke LLP, The Middle East Technology Pioneers Exchange and Accelerator Technology Holdings, June 20-21, 2011
  • "U.S./Israeli Venture Summit 2011," Chadbourne & Parke LLP and Young Start-Up Ventures, March 29-30, 2011
  • "Successfully Launching Your Business in the U.S.—Navigating the Legal and Business Complexities," Eilat-Elot Renewable Energy 2011 Conference, Israel, February 22, 2011
  • "Global Dealmakers--Venture Capital Insights," Landmark Ventures Israel Dealmakers Summit, Israel, February 21, 2011
  • "Finalize your Dream, Finance Your Business, "Dream It! Launch It! Live It! ," Global Conference for Women Entrepreneurs, New York, NY, November 8, 2010
  • "Your Cleantech/Greentech Startup: How to Launch your Early Stage Business," Cleantech Forum, New York, NY, October 13, 2010
  • "Legal and Business Issues Facing Emerging Companies: How to Start Up Successfully," SIGGRAPH, July 2010
  • "Negotiating Essential Critical Terms with Built-in Milestones to Maximize Profitability," ACI Conference: Structuring, Negotiating and Managing Pharma/Bio Tech Collaborative Agreements, November 17, 2009

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Practice Areas


Intellectual Property

Private Equity Transactional

Mobile Technology


North America

United States

Middle East and North Africa



  • Queens College, City University of New York, B.A., cum laude, 1986
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1991



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