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Yiren Shen

Associate, Corporate Department

Overview

Yiren Shen is an associate in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Her practice focuses on capital market and venture capital transactions. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Shen was an associate in another law firm’s Bay Area office, where she worked on cross-border venture capital deals and represented clients from both company and investor sides. She has advised various companies in the technology sector on their financings, corporate restructurings, and general corporate governance and compliance issues.

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2018
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2015

Representations

  • Indapta Therapeutics, Inc. in its Series A preferred stock financing led by Vertex and RA Capital
  • Auradine, Inc. in its Series A preferred stock financing led by Celesta, Mayfield and Marathon
  • KarmaCheck, Inc. in its Series A preferred stock financing led by Velvet Sea Venture Capital
  • PSL Holdings, Inc. in its Series Seed preferred stock financing led by Polychain
  • Ellis Technologies, Inc. in its Series Seed preferred stock financing led by Kindred Ventures
  • Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. in its investment via Common Stock purchase in Deverra Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Polychain Capital
    • in its Series A investment in Element Finance
    • in its Series A investment in Illusory Systems, Inc.
    • in its Series A2 investment in Upshot Technologies, Inc.
    • in its Series Seed investment in DSCVR Inc.
    • in its SAFE and token investment in Dominant Strategies Inc.
    • in its SAFE and token investment in Kaleidoscope Blockchain, Inc.
    • in its SAFE and token investment in Alta Projects Inc.
    • in its SAFE and token investment in smartFHE, Inc.
    • in its SAFE and token investment in Veridise
    • in its SAFE and token investment in Layr Labs
    • in its SAFE and token investment in Dream Never Dies
    • in its convertible note and token investment in Mekatek
  • FuzzyBot, Inc. in its Series Seed preferred stock financing led by BITKRAFT
  • Penumbra Labs, Inc. in its Series Seed preferred stock financing
  • Valente Sherman, Inc. (VISO Trust) in its Series A preferred stock financing
  • kimkim, Inc. in its SAFE financing transaction
  • Signal Rank Corp in its SAFE financing transaction and corporate matters
  • BCCL Worldwide Inc.
    • in its Series B investment in Stocktwits, Inc.
    • in its investment via convertible note in What3words Limited
    • in its compulsorily convertible preference shares investment in Fashmates, Inc.
    • in its compulsorily convertible preference shares investment in AssetVault
    • Syzygy Labs Research, Inc. in its SAFE financing transaction
    • Oasis Labs in its Series B investment in Bitmark Inc.
    • Hummingbird Regtech, Inc. in its Series B preferred stock financing

Practice Areas

Corporate
Securities and Capital Markets

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin)
Englisch
Französisch

Admissions

California Bar

Education

Stanford Law School, J.D. 2018
University of Notre Dame, B.A. 2015

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