In 1959, Cooley formed the first institutional venture capital limited partnership in the western United States: Draper, Gaither and Anderson. Built upon five decades of experience, our venture capital practice has the client volume, market presence, expertise and breadth of experience that make Cooley one of the foremost authorities on venture capital fund formation.
"A dominant service provider to venture capital funds.' 'Incredible knowledge and expertise; the service [Cooley] provides, from inception through to final closing, is nothing short of superb."
The Legal 500 (2013)
Our Venture Capital group was specifically organized to provide sophisticated counsel to venture capital and other private equity funds in connection with their fundraising, governance and investment activities.
As a natural extension of these relationships, Cooley is established as a leader in representing both emerging growth companies and venture capital funds in venture capital financings.
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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Cooley was named by the Financial Times as an elite "FT Law 25" firm.