Michael’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of emerging and growth technology companies, venture capital, M&A transactions, and corporate governance.

As a member of the Corporate Department, Michael advises technology and other emerging companies through each stage of growth, counseling founders, management teams and boards on pre-incorporation and formation matters, corporate governance, employment matters and strategic commercial transactions, equity and debt fundraising activities, and mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as lead counsel to venture capital investors in connection with venture and growth equity investments in operating companies as well as the management of a fund’s portfolio companies.

Michael represented his tech and VC clients on over 125 financings in 2021 and 2022 aggregating over $1.5B in deal proceeds.

Michael previously served in the position of co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Committee on Venture Capital and Emerging Companies.

Prior to joining Morse, Michael was a member of the Technology Companies group at Goodwin Procter LLP.

Follow Michael’s blog, Through the Lens of a Tech Lawyer, at mikejabbawy.com.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Coin Metrics Inc., a crypto data platform, in its $15m Series B financing, led by Goldman Sachs.
  • Represented Cloaked Inc., a consumer privacy platform, in its $4m Series Seed financing, led by NVT, Lux Capital and General Catalyst.
  • Represented Privy Inc., a marketing platform, in its sale to Attentive Mobile.
  • Represented Athlete Studios, a sports marketing platform, in its sale to Dapper Labs.
  • Represented AdeptID, Inc., a machine learning talent acquisition platform, in its $2.5m Series Seed financing, led by Zeal Capital Partners.
  • Represented 1upHealth, Inc., a platform for patients, providers, and app developers to aggregate and share medical data and wearable device metrics, in its $25m Series B financing, led by F-Prime Capital.
  • Represented Castle Island Venturesin its lead investments in Invisible Goods, TYB, Dust Identity, and other of its portfolio companies.
  • Represented doDoc Corp., a collaboration platform, in its sale to Alligent Biopharm Consulting (Europe) Limited.
  • Represented wagr Inc., a licensed sports gaming platform, in its $10m Series A financing, led by BITKRAFT, Greycroft Partners and 776 Fund.
  • Represented Hyperplane Venture Capitalin its lead investments in Dover Microsystems, Tranquil Data, Roadbotics, Volta Networks, Soft Robotics, Elucidata, Pickle Robotics and other of its portfolio companies.
  • Represented Highland Capital Partnersin its lead investments in Rent the Runway, Turbonomic, Leap Motion, Rethink Robotics and Remote Year.
  • Represented Accomplice in its lead investments Alt Platform, Neighborschools, Teachable, Reprise, ivee.app and other of its portfolio companies.

Outside the Office

Some of Michael’s favorite things include his wife, Lindsay, and three sons, Max, Zack and Jay, spending time in nature at the beach or in the mountains, photography, and abstract painting.



Mike shares legal insights as well as portraits of the players that make up the tech ecosystem over on his blog, Through the Lens of a Tech Lawyer.

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, Next Generation of Legal Services, 2019 Shoobx Drive Startup Fundraising Summit

Panelist, What’s New in Early Stage Financing?, Boston Bar Association Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference

Speaker, MA Non-Compete Law Changes and Their Impacts on Early and Venture Stage Company Hiring Practices, Boston Bar Association

Panelist, Keeping Your Startup Operations Running Smoothly, 2018 Shoobx Drive Startup Conference

Moderator, Behind the Curtain: An inside look into the operations of VC firms

Panelist, How to Start a Startup, Shoobx Startup Series