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Deborah Carrillo

General Counsel
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As General Counsel, Deborah Carrillo draws on deep expertise in corporate law to advise the Menlo team, steering them through all aspects of the business, including portfolio investments, exit transactions, fundraising, fund structuring, policy development, and regulatory compliance.

Deborah joined Menlo Ventures from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she advised startups throughout their lifecycle, from formation to exit, as well as venture capital funds and corporate venture arms in their investments in startups and emerging growth companies. While at Pillsbury, she represented Menlo Ventures as outside counsel on its portfolio investments.

Deborah earned a bachelors of science in math from Wheaton College outside Chicago, but settled in the Bay Area after earning her masters of education at Stanford University with a teaching credential in math. Deborah holds a JD from Berkeley Law, where she served as an Executive Editor of the California Law Review. Her love of travel inspired a journey from St. Petersburg to Beijing on the trans-Siberian railroad, but her true joy is raising her two sons with her husband in the tight-knit community of Alameda.

As General Counsel, Deborah Carrillo draws on deep expertise in corporate law to advise the Menlo team, steering them through all aspects of the business, including portfolio investments, exit transactions, fundraising, fund structuring, policy development, and regulatory compliance.

Deborah joined Menlo Ventures from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she advised startups throughout their lifecycle, from formation to exit, as well as venture capital funds and corporate venture arms in their investments in startups and emerging growth companies. While at Pillsbury, she represented Menlo Ventures as outside counsel on its portfolio investments.

Deborah earned a bachelors of science in math from Wheaton College outside Chicago, but settled in the Bay Area after earning her masters of education at Stanford University with a teaching credential in math. Deborah holds a JD from Berkeley Law, where she served as an Executive Editor of the California Law Review. Her love of travel inspired a journey from St. Petersburg to Beijing on the trans-Siberian railroad, but her true joy is raising her two sons with her husband in the tight-knit community of Alameda.