Jeremy Raphael


Jeremy Raphael

Brooklyn Law School

(J.D., 2010)

Washington University in St. Louis
(B.S.B.A., 2002, Dean’s Scholar in Business)


Jeremy Raphael is a corporate Partner representing emerging technology companies and entrepreneurs.  He focuses on working closely with startups at all stages of a company’s lifecycle, from formation and early growth advising to angel and venture capital financings to mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Optimal, Jeremy was a Managing Associate in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and represented emerging technology companies as an Associate at Andrews Kurth LLP.  He has guest lectured at the University of Michigan Law School’s Entrepreneurship Clinic, and is a member of the Brooklyn Law School GOLD Director’s Council.

While at Orrick and Andrews Kurth, Jeremy also advised venture capital and private equity firms in connection with investments in technology companies.


Jeremy represents technology companies in dozens of transactions annually, including seed and angel investments, venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions.


2014-2018 Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars

Markets Recently RepresenteD
  • Real estate data
  • Consumer applications
  • Advertising technology
  • Financial data management
  • Online content
  • Image recognition
  • Student lending
  • Hospitality and travel management
  • Artificial intelligence infrastructure
  • Expert networks
  • Customer marketing software
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Sound measurement
  • Business data intelligence
  • Mobile voice and data
  • Online sales
  • Hiring platforms
  • Voter engagement
  • Food and Beverage
  • E-Commerce
  • Online retail
  • Growth agencies
  • Marketing agencies
  • Technology enabled services