San Francisco-based Union Square Advisors, a technology-focused investment bank, has appointed Dean Riskas as a partner in its San Francisco office. Riskas most recently served as managing director and president of North America for TriplePoint Capital, a Silicon Valley venture debt provider.
Union Square Advisors LLC, a leading technology-focused investment bank, announced today that Dean Riskas has joined the firm as a Partner in its San Francisco office. Mr. Riskas most recently served as Managing Director and President of North America for TriplePoint Capital, a well-known Silicon Valley venture debt provider.
“We are very excited that Dean is joining Union Square Advisors,” said Carter McClelland, Executive Chairman of the firm. “Dean’s significant experience dealing with the venture capital community, his strong deal-making track record and broad, deep relationships with VCs–such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital–will make an important contribution to our core technology investment banking and capital raising business in the Valley.”
“Over the years, my partners and I have closed many financings with Dean; he is a trusted business colleague and friend. I wish him every success at Union Square Advisors, and look forward to continuing a great working relationship with him and his new partners,” said Brook Byers of KPCB.
“Joining the Partners at Union Square Advisors represents a unique opportunity for me to bring my long-standing relationships, experiences and insights I’ve gained in working with venture-backed technology companies and their stakeholders, to a platform that focuses on providing a differentiated and multifaceted value proposition to its clients,” said Dean Riskas. “The firm certainly has a top-notch, impressive team and undeniable momentum in the marketplace.”
The demand for Union Square Advisors’ M&A and capital-raising expertise has continued to accelerate and grow. Since 2009 the firm has announced 28 transactions for a total transaction value approaching $3 billion. Most recently, the firm represented DemandTec in its announced sale to IBM.
Union Square Advisors is actively working with leading technology companies on a wide range of M&A and financing transactions across the entire technology ecosystem — in the software, Internet/digital media, networking, storage, systems and semiconductor spaces; on both buy-side and sell-side transactions with public and private companies; on cross-border, competitive and other transactions with significant structural complexities; and across the investment spectrum working with venture capital, growth equity, public equity and private equity investors.
About Union Square Advisors
Union Square Advisors LLC is a leading investment banking advisory firm serving technology companies through its mergers & acquisitions, private capital financing and IPO advisory services. Founded in 2007 by a group of the world’s premier technology banking professionals, the firm has offices in San Francisco and New York and works with leading public and private firms across the technology landscape — including software, Internet/digital media, networking, storage, systems and semiconductor companies, as well as with the strategic capital providers that invest in these sectors.
SOURCE: Union Square Advisors