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Cooley GO Launches in UK

September 21, 2015
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London – September 21, 2015 – Cooley has today launched Cooley GO in the UK. Cooley GO is the firm's award-winning, mobile-friendly online resource centre for investors and entrepreneurs at technology companies at all stages of the growth cycle.

Cooley initially unveiled its hugely popular online resource in the US in July 2014, and since then, the site has received visitors from nearly 8,000 cities in 190 countries around the world.

Cooley GO provides access to guidance in a variety of areas including funding and expansion, and provides the ability to generate core legal documents. As of the site's one year anniversary in July 2015, more than 17,000 documents had been created using Cooley GO. Cooley GO also provides a unique breadth and depth of free legal and business content to assist the technology community. The site will be regularly updated with new topics, content and features.

In April 2015, Cooley GO won The Webby ‘People's Voice Award,' which is acclaimed as the "internet's highest honour" by The New York Times. Cooley was the first US law firm ever to win this accolade. The creation of Cooley GO content for the UK has been a focus of Cooley's London office since its opening in January 2015.

"The momentum of Cooley GO has been outstanding," said Craig Jacoby, San Francisco-based partner and chair of Cooley's global emerging companies practice. Jacoby co-founded Cooley GO with fellow Bay Area-based partners Matthew Bartus and Peter Werner. "We knew there was a need for something of this quality and agility in the startup world, but the pickup has defied even our most optimistic expectations. It's great to be so helpful to what we hope will be the next generation of Cooley clients, across the United States and now in Europe."

According to Tech UK, London has become the FinTech capital of the world with 44,000 people employed in the sector – more than any other city worldwide. London was ranked second worldwide for supporting innovation and entrepreneurship, and with more than 5.2 million small companies in the UK. Through Cooley GO, the firm looks forward to satisfying the innovative appetite of London's burgeoning startup scene.

"At Cooley, we work with a wide range of companies and financial institutions, from startups to global giants," said Justin Stock, managing partner of Cooley's London office. "Core to our firm are the tech, life sciences and VC industries. Launching Cooley GO in the UK enables some of tomorrow's most exciting companies to get ahead, with the ability to access key legal documents 24/7."

"Cooley GO provides entrepreneurs with tips, guides, document generation tools, client insight and success stories," said David Bresnick, a London-based partner in Cooley's business department. "It has been met with great acclaim in the US and we are excited to bring this innovation to London."

The launch of Cooley GO in the UK follows on from the news earlier this month that partner Paula Holland and a corporate team from WilmerHale have joined Cooley in London, to build out Cooley's emerging companies practice in Europe.

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