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Eric Davison

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About Eric

Eric is a senior associate in Cooley’s UK emerging companies group. He advises high-growth technology companies and their investors on private financings, mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings, and strategic and corporate governance matters.

Eric regularly advises leading US and European venture capital investors – including Accel, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Felix Capital, Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Index Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Lightspeed Venture Partners, LocalGlobe, Northzone, Stride.VC, 20VC and others – on their investments in technology companies.

Eric also represents private technology companies at all stages, from inception through sale/IPO – including advising on fundraising, bolt-on acquisitions, general corporate advisory matters and exits. He advises companies in a range of sectors, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence and fintech companies.

Eric’s recent company-side experience includes advising:

  • Codat, a fintech company that develops accounting, banking and commerce integration solutions, on its $100 million Series C financing, led by J.P. Morgan, and its $40 million Series B financing, led by Tiger Global
  • Synthesia, an AI video creation software developer, on its $90 million Series C financing, led by Accel, its $50 million Series B financing, led by Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures (GV), and its $12.5 million Series A financing, led by FirstMark
  • Stable, an index-based commodity hedging solutions provider, on its $60 million Series B financing, led by Acrew Capital, and its $6.5 million Series A financing, led by Greycroft
  • Runa (formerly WeGift), an automated digital payout company, on its 26 million-pound Series B financing, led by Element Ventures, and its $12 million Series A financing, led by Albion.VC
  • Redsift, a cybersecurity company, on its $54 million Series B financing, led by Highland Europe

Before joining Cooley, Eric worked as an investment principal at Hambro Perks, a venture capital firm based in London, where he originated investment opportunities, negotiated and executed new and follow-on investments, and monitored and supported the firm’s portfolio companies.

Eric trained as a solicitor at international law firm Simmons & Simmons, before joining the London corporate team at Allen & Overy. Eric holds an MBA from BPP Business School, completed his legal studies at BPP Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Sussex University.

Education

BPP University
MBA , 2013

BPP Law School
LPC, 2011

BPP Law School
GDL, 2010

University of Sussex
BA (Hons), 2008, International Relations

Admissions & credentials

England & Wales