Jason D. Crain
Office: (415) 228-0480
Jason D. Crain's practice focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, and investors in the areas of corporate, securities, and M&A. He also has significant experience in the areas of technology and commercial transactions, intellectual property, employment, and equity compensation matters.
Jason represents companies in all phases of their life cycle, from formation to exit. This includes representation of private companies in hundreds of financing transactions, including early-stage Safe and convertible debt financings as well as preferred stock financings. In addition to company representation, Jason has represented angel and venture capital investors in financing matters, and many high-profile entrepreneurs, including in the formation of SpaceX and investments in Tesla.
Prior to joining Smith Shapourian Mignano, Jason spent several years in the emerging companies practice groups at Perkins Coie, Orrick, and Venture Law Group and served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of Say Media, Inc., an international adtech and content company, and Dharma Platform, Inc., an international SaaS company. Jason also served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-trained submarine officer and Jag.
Jason lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three sons.