Emerging Companies

Cooley works with startups to launch dynamic new ventures and take them forward. We have been at it since the venture industry began, having formed America's first venture fund in Silicon Valley.

Clients who partner with us get the advantage of extensive experience, true teamwork and an entrepreneurial culture that specializes in helping build businesses and transforming breakthrough ideas into successful companies. Cooley also has unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of venture capital investors in the world.

Key Facts

 Cooley GO

Calling all trailblazers. Cooley GO is a resource center for entrepreneurs with businesses at all stages of the growth cycle.

  • Represent 5,000 private companies in all industries, including software and information technology, telecommunications, semiconductors, life sciences, and clean technologies
  • Primary legal counsel to 20% of the US companies listed in the 2014 Wall Street Journal Billion Dollar Startup Club
  • Involved with 20% of the Silicon Alley Insider Digital 100 companies, an annual ranking of the world's most valuable private digital startups
  • Represent 20% of the companies on Deloitte's "Technology Fast 500" List
  • #1 law firm in the United States for IPOs in 2013 and 2014 ytd

Key Focus Areas (with links to Cooley GO Resources)

Rankings and Accolades

  • Top Corporate Law Firm
    Ranked as the one of the top 25 corporate law firms in America by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting (2014)
  • Lawyers to the Innovators
    In 2012 and 2013, Cooley was recognized for our achievements as "Lawyers to the Innovators" by the Financial Times
  • Ranked #1 in Venture Financing Deals
    Ranked #1 nationally representing venture-backed companies in number of financing deals in Q1 2014
  • Ranked #1 Nationally for US Tech and Life Sciences IPOs
    #1 law firm firm for technology and life sciences IPOs in Q1 2014 and FY 2013
  • Washington DC's Tech Titans
    Work with 60% of the Entrepreneurs and more than half of the Dealmakers on Washington DC's Tech Titans list
  • San Jose Mercury News' SV 150
    Work with 1/3rd of the San Jose Mercury News' SV 150, a ranking of the top public tech companies in Silicon Valley
  • Time Magazine's #1 Business Deal of 2012
    Legal advisor in Time Magazine's #1 Business Deal of 2012 – Yelp IPO

Related Practices

Cooley Insights: IPOs

There are many considerations to evaluate in preparing for an IPO.Check out our tip sheet for the top 25 issues to review. Read more.

The Deal with Jim Fulton

Partner Jim Fulton is interviewed by The Deal discussing the downturn in M&A in the tech scene, the significant increase in IPOs this year, and the venture capital climate. Watch here.


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