Michael Sami


Sami has over 10 years of legal experience and has dedicated his practice to advising early-stage, growth companies within the Canadian tech sector, as well as the VCs and investors who back them.

Sami has extensive experience guiding founders from their ideation stage through to Series Seed financings and beyond, and has negotiated numerous exits on behalf of startups including by way of share and asset sales, mergers and other strategic combinations.

Outside of the office, Sami acts as corporate secretary and sits on the advisory board for various clients. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the University of Ottawa, where he covers a number of corporate topics for law students. Sami is a political junkie and sports fanatic, and has represented Canada at the Mundiavocat (football world cup for lawyers) four times, most recently at the 2016 tournament held in La Manga, Spain.

Select Transactions for Sami

Relay Secures $32.2 Million Series B Funding to Fuel Growth

Rhenti closes a funding round by Staircase Ventures

Drive Capital Ignites Birdseye with $3M in Funding to Revolutionize Customer Targeting for Brands and Retailers

Tenstorrent Raises a $100M Strategic Up-round

EdgeDB, a fast-growing graph-relational database developer, recently closed a $15 million early-stage round of funding

GoFor Industries recently secures $20M Series A led by Builders VC

Together a Software Company Recently Raised $6.2 Million CAD to Pair Mentors and Mentees in Companies

TunnelBear Acquired by McAfee

All-In-One HR Platform, Humi, recently closes $15M Series A

Shopify Raises $100 Million

Lux research recently acquired MotivBase

Next-Generation computing company, Tenstorrent, raises $22 Million (USD)

BlackCart recently raises an $8.8M Series A Financing Round

ProNav Technologies Ltd. recently secured a $5.6M financing round

Tiny Mile secures seed round led by ANIMO Ventures

Relay Financial secures Series A Financing

Calgary-based SensorUp recently closes $6M Series A led by Evok Innovations

OneLocal recently closes a Series A round

Ceridian Announces Agreement to Acquire Dayforce

Clio Raises $20 Million Series C Financing

Salesforce.com Completes Acquisition of Radian6

Ericsson Completes Acquisition of BelAir Networks

TUC & CareWorx Announce Merger to Become #1 Managed Service Provider for Senior Care

GestureTek Acquired by QualComm

Vineyard Networks Sale to Procera Networks

TechInsights and Chipworks combine to bolster technical intelligence and patent advisory services

Shopify Acquires Select Start Studios

Hubba secures Series B venture financing round led by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners

Kik Interactive Raises $19.5M

Mojio Raises $8 Million Series A

Realvision Closes Seed Financing

Kik Interactive acquires Blynk

Nexonia acquires ExpenseWatch

Canadian e-commerce startup Blackcart recently secured a $2 million dollar funding round

Inkblot Technologies Inc. raises $1M+ in Seed Funding led by Amplify Capital

GoFor Industries recently closed a $9.8M seed round

Storagepipe Solutions acquires Ottawa’s Leading Managed Service Provider GridWay Computing Corporation

Trusted eCommerce company, Thinkwrap Commerce recently acquired by Tenzing

North Strategic recently aquired by MSLGROUP

Engineering company sale to equity roll-up fund

Nexonia and Tallie Merge to Form Undisputed Expense Management Leader

RPX Corporation Purchases Rockstar Patents

U.S firm, Workforce Software recently acquired Gatineau’s Foko Retail

TSCP (Thompson Street Capital Partners) Portfolio Company T-Base Communications recently Acquired CommonLook

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