Aaron Velli


Forming and managing the best venture capital funds requires highly specialized expertise that we have at Cooley.

Aaron Velli represents emerging growth companies and investors in such companies in various corporate and securities transactions. Aaron maintains particular expertise in the formation and operation of private equity investment partnerships, including securities laws matters, partnership terms and relevant tax, accounting and other regulatory considerations. His experience includes venture capital financings, private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and credit finance.

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  • Vision Ridge Closes $700 Million Annex Fund 

  • Chingona Ventures Closes New $52 Million Fund 

  • ACME Capital Closes Venture Funds Totaling More Than $300 Million 

  • Blue Delta Capital Partners Closes $215 Million Fund 

  • Sustainable Asset Manager Vision Ridge Closes $1.25 Billion Fund 

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He is extremely good at handling negotiations with a great mix of diplomacy and firmness. – Chambers USA 2015

  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
    JD, 1993

  • Brown University
    BA, 1990

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia




  • American Bar Association

  • The Virginia Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    The Legal 500: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Private Equity Funds