Derek Colla

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I solve legal and business problems for high-growth companies, from founders with an idea to publicly traded companies.

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I'm a long-suffering Philly sports fan who married into the charmed life of an Alabama Crimson Tide supporter.

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Vammo Closes $30 Million Series A Financing Round

December 11, 2023

Cooley advised Vammo, a Sao Paulo-based startup, on its $30 million Series A financing. Partner Derek Colla led the Cooley team advising Vammo, which offers an electric motorcycle subscription with unlimited access to battery-swapping stations.

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Derek Colla
Partner, Miami
Andres Medina-Jordan
Associate, New York
Sarah Howard
Associate, Washington, DC

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QED Investors Leads Finkargo’s Series A

November 2, 2023

Cooley advised QED Investors, a top global fintech venture capital firm, on the close of Finkargo’s $20 million Series A financing.

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Derek Colla
Partner, Miami
Mike Lincoln
Vice Chair, Reston
Andres Medina-Jordan
Associate, New York
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Sarah Howard
Associate, Washington, DC

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Reka Announces $58 Million Series A

June 29, 2023

Cooley advised Reka, an artificial intelligence research and product company, on its $58 million Series A financing.

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Derek Colla
Partner, Miami
Grant L. Page
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Katherine King
Associate, Washington, DC
Kimberly Nguyen
Special Counsel, Reston
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC

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Halcyon Closes $44 Million Series A Financing Round

April 20, 2023

Cooley advised adaptive security platform Halcyon on its $44 million Series A funding round, plus its $6 million secured term loan. Partner Derek Colla led the Cooley team advising Halcyon.

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Derek Colla
Partner, Miami
Jon Gavenman
Partner, Palo Alto
Wesley Dietrich
Associate, Washington, DC
Rasha Printz
Associate, Reston
Carley Cruea
Associate, Washington, DC

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Pie Insurance Announces $315 Million Series D Funding Round

February 1, 2023

Cooley advised Pie Insurance, an insurtech company focused on providing workers’ compensation insurance for small businesses, on its $315 million Series D financing round, which brings the company’s total equity funding raised to more than $615 million.

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Derek Colla
Partner, Miami
Eileen Marshall
Partner, Washington, DC
Asheley Walker
Associate, Washington, DC
David Safren
Associate, Miami
Katherine King
Associate, Washington, DC
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Rubin Waranch
Associate, Washington, DC
Grigor Lynch
Associate, Colorado
Izzy Lubarsky
Partner, New York
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Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity – District of Columbia (2021 – 2023)