The Team

Andrew Marchant

Attorney


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Chris Kiyan

Partner & Co-Founder


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Cybelle Simoneau

Senior Paralegal & Transaction Specialist


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Matthew Hyde

Partner & Co-Founder


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Thomas Soave

Attorney


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Chris Kiyan

Partner & Co-Founder


Chris is a partner and co-founder of Catalyst. His practice focuses on representing high-growth companies, venture capital, private equity and angel investors, and entrepreneurs. Chris represents clients in a variety of corporate and finance transactions and matters, including:

  • Equity and convertible securities financings
  • Recapitalizations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Entity formation and startup strategy
  • Founders’ disputes
  • Corporate governance

Prior to co-founding Catalyst, Chris was a corporate attorney in the Boston and Colorado offices of Cooley LLP. There his practice focused on representing venture capital and private equity firms and emerging growth companies. Chris is a graduate of UCLA and Boston University School of Law.

Matthew Hyde

Partner & Co-Founder


Matt is a partner and co-founder of Catalyst. His practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies and angel, venture capital and growth equity investors in various transactions and matters, including:

  • Equity and convertible securities financings
  • Strategic investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Entity formation and startup strategy
  • Corporate governance and fiduciary guidance
  • Recapitalizations
  • Divestitures

Prior to co-founding Catalyst, Matt was a corporate attorney at Cooley LLP and two other international law firms. Before his law career, Matt served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy based in San Diego, CA. Matt is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and UCLA School of Law.

Andrew Marchant

Attorney


Andy represents startups, emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capital firms. Andy counsels clients on a variety of transactions, including equity and convertible securities financings, strategic investments, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and entity formations. He also advises on general corporate matters, including corporate governance, equity compensation, employment, and securities regulations compliance.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Andy was a Fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Boulder, Colorado. Andy is a graduate of James Madison University College of Business and the University of Colorado Law School.

Cybelle Simoneau

Senior Paralegal & Transaction Specialist


Cybelle is a member of Catalyst’s corporate and transaction team and brings more than 20 years of experience as a transactional paralegal at large Silicon Valley law firms, venture capital firms, accelerators and startups. Cybelle regularly assists with equity and convertible securities financings, mergers and acquisitions, securities laws compliance and filings, corporate formation and maintenance, and capitalization matters.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Cybelle most recently was a member of the legal team at Techstars and a Senior Paralegal at Cooley LLP.

Cybelle is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Thomas Soave

Attorney


Thomas advises clients of all sizes on complex commercial relationships and transactions. His practice focuses on technology and intellectual property protection, licensing and commercialization, strategic transactions, data security and privacy.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Thomas was an associate at a Boulder-based boutique law firm. Thomas graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics before earning his JD from the University of Colorado Law School.