AI Talks series

AI + VC Investment Due Diligence

July 29, 2024
Event details
July 29, 2024
1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Event summary

Cooley’s AI Talks series highlights multidisciplinary perspectives on artificial intelligence and showcases the firm’s subject matter knowledge on the intricacies – and complexities – of large language models, machine learning and AI technology. In this bespoke virtual series, Cooley lawyers discuss key legal and business issues arising from the rapid development, commercialization and use of generative AI platforms and applications.

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Session 11: AI + VC Investment Due Diligence

10:00 am PDT // 1:00 pm EDT // 6:00 pm BST

The rapid evolution of AI poses new challenges for venture capital (VC) firms in several key areas, including refining due diligence processes for AI investments and leveraging AI internally to optimize operational efficiency.

This session in our signature AI Talks series will be a special edition for general counsels of VC funds. It will discuss the key areas for due diligence that VC firms should prioritize with respect to AI companies. “AI companies” broadly includes companies that have their own proprietary AI technology – such as those that create their own large language model (LLM), incorporate AI technology into their customer-facing product, utilize AI to create their product or use AI in their operations (but not necessarily in their product).

In addition to commercial, intellectual property and privacy* issues central to the diligence process, the session also will address considerations of antitrust, export controls and economic sanctions that are relevant to strategic and institutional VCs investing in AI companies.

* Cyber/data/privacy issues in due diligence will be covered at greater length in future AI Talks.



  • Continuing legal education (CLE) credit is anticipated for this live event in the amount of 1.0 credit. Credit will not be granted for on-demand viewing.
  • Cooley LLP is an approved provider and may provide credit in CA, CO, IL, NY, PA and TX.
  • Cooley LLP is a sponsor and may apply for credit in FL, OH, VA and WA.
  • Outside of the US, Cooley provides certificates of attendance.
  • For specific CLE credit questions, please contact Cooley’s licensing and compliance team.

For questions about this series, or to be connected with an AI practitioner at Cooley, please reach out to Lauren Piccolo-Ingram or Francesca Bottorff.

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