Kristine M. Di Bacco

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.8115
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLB, 1998
McGill University
MBA Cornell University BA, 1995
University of Western Ontario

Bar Admissions

New York, 2017 California, 2008 Ontario, 2000

Overview

Kristine provides strategic counseling to emerging and high-growth companies primarily in the consumer and enterprise tech, fintech, digital health, social networking, software and cloud computing industries.

Kristine advises clients on all aspects of general corporate and securities law—from formation and corporate governance responsibilities, to equity incentives and employment issues, to intellectual property and commercial transactions. She has negotiated and structured a wide variety of strategic transactions, including seed and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, corporate reorganizations and debt financings. Kristine also represents and advises incubators, angel investors, venture capitalists and strategic investors.

Kristine is also an angel investor in early-stage startups.

Representative Clients

  • Academia.edu
  • AirMap
  • BuzzFeed
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • EtaGen
  • Everlane
  • Evidation Health
  • Expa
  • Facebook
  • Female Founders Fund
  • Gigya
  • GoPro
  • Greatist
  • Hearst Ventures
  • LearnVest
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Metabase
  • Path
  • Pinterest
  • Rock Health
  • Sageview Capital
  • Sawyer
  • Square
  • Tastemade
  • Tile
  • WeWork
  • Yummly
  • Grovo Learning

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Professional Involvement

Prior to joining Torys, Kristine was a partner at Fenwick & West LLP, a leading U.S. technology law firm. She was a founding partner of Fenwick’s New York City office, and prior to that move she spent eight years in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. During her time at Fenwick, Kristine represented many of the most cutting-edge startups and leading investors in Silicon Valley and New York.

Kristine has lectured frequently at Stanford University, Cornell University, New York University and Columbia University on technology entrepreneurship and venture capital topics.