Andrew Irwin

Andrew's practice is committed to providing strategic legal guidance to entrepreneurs, leading them through the intricate legal landscapes and transactional complexities inherent in establishing and scaling Canada's leading high growth ventures.

Andrew Irwin is a senior associate in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies practice group. His practice focuses on advising entrepreneurs, startups and venture-backed technology companies at all stages of their growth trajectory, as well as the venture capital firms and strategic investors that finance them. He has extensive experience advising on common and preferred equity and convertible security financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, and founder tax planning.

Andrew joined the firm as a summer student in 2014, completed his articles with the firm in 2015-2016 and returned as an associate in 2016.


Representative Work

  • Xanadu

    Xanadu in its US$100 million Series C Financing

  • Borrowell

    Borrowell’s acquisition of Refresh Financial

  • ApplyBoard

    ApplyBoard in its $70 million Series C extension

  • Relocalize

    Relocalize in its closing of a $2.3 million Seed extension round

  • PocketHealth

    PocketHealth in its $45 million Series B financing round

  • Joyride Technologies

    Joyride Technologies in its securing of $7 million in a Series A financing round

  • Mistral Venture Partners

    Mistal Venture Partners in connection with Armilla AI’s $4.5 million seed funding round

  • Promise Robotics

    Promise Robotics in its closing of a $20.8 million Series A financing round

  • Relocalize

    Relocalize in its raising of $4.78 million in seed funding

  • Innerspace

    Innerspace in its $10 million Series A financing round

  • Voiceflow Inc.

    Voiceflow Inc. in its raising of US$15 million

  • System-3

    System-3 in its raising of $3.6 million in seed funding

  • Notch

    Notch in its raising of $13.7 million financing

  • Acerta Analytics Solutions

    Acerta in its $10.4 million Series B financing

  • AtomVie Global Radiopharma

    AtomVie in its spinout and Series A Financing

  • CapIntel

    CapIntel in its $14.2 million Series A financing round

  • Reamined Systems Inc.

    Reamined in its $45.9 million acquisition by Information Services Corporation

  • Fable Tech Labs

    Fable Tech Labs in its US$10.5 million financing round

  • PocketHealth

    PocketHealth in its US$16 million Series A financing round

  • Angus Systems

    Angus Systems in its acquisition by MRI Software

  • Boosted.ai

    Boosted.ai in its US$35 million Series B financing round

  • SuiteSpot

    SuiteSpot in its strategic investment from Hazelview Ventures

  • Roadmunk

    Roadmunk in its acquisition by Tempo Software

  • Q4 Inc.

    Q4 Inc. in its IPO on the TSX

  • Alida

    Alida in its $20 million Series D financing round


Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

Foresight Deliver Session: Contracts
Speaker, April 10, 2024

How to Use Venture Debt with RBCx
Moderator, November 22, 2023

TSX Technology Investor Day
Speaker, Deal Points Report: Venture Capital Findings, October 10, 2023


Credentials

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
  • Schulich School of Business, M.B.A. (Dean’s Honour List)
  • Queen’s University, B.Sc.H. (Honours with distinction)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario