Heidi is a partner in our Silicon Valley office.

Heidi Walas
Heidi Walas
Silicon Valley
P+1 650 463 5310
Heidi Walas

Heidi represents emerging growth companies and early-stage investors, focusing on venture financings, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfers and general business matters. Heidi regularly acts as outside general counsel for Northern California-based startups, providing legal, business and strategic advice throughout their lifecycle, including startup structure formation, day-to-day operations, corporate governance, employment matters and commercial transactions. She has a particular focus on internet technology and mobile application companies.

She also represents venture capital funds in connection with their investments.

“Gunderson’s reputation in the marketplace is impressive and they provide exceptional service to companies from formation through IPO – both motivating factors in joining the firm,” Heidi shared in her press release upon joining Gunderson Dettmer. “The companies I work with are gaining access to a tremendous full-service team, and can tap into experience gained from working on some of the most impressive transactions in the market. This is perfect alignment for growth – for my clients and my practice.”


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.
  • University of San Francisco