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
  • Represent 35% of the companies listed in the Wall Street Journal Billion Dollar Startup Club
  • Represent 17 of the MIT Technology Review's 50 Smartest Companies
  • Represent 6 of Forbes' top 10 most innovative companies in the world
  • #1 law firm advising on issuer-side IPOs in 2014

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 2013 & 2014, and the first half of 2015

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.

Case in Point: Amplidata

When a competitor sought to put Amplidata, a cloud storage start-up, out of business, Cooley delivered with a winning defense that paved the way for Amplidata's acquisition. Read more.

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