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Tola Capital Closes $230 Million Fund III

November 29, 2023

Cooley advised Tola Capital, a Seattle-based venture capital firm investing in the next generation of enterprise software enabled by artificial intelligence, on the close of Tola Capital III at $230 million.

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John Dado
Partner, Palo Alto
Jimmy Matteucci
Partner, Palo Alto
Randwulf P. Singleton
Associate, Colorado
Stacey Song
Partner, New York
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Brent Gage
Associate, Palo Alto

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Menlo Ventures Announces $1.35 Billion in New Capital

November 16, 2023

Cooley advised Menlo Ventures, a top venture capital firm, on its close of $1.35 billion in new capital.

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John Dado
Partner, Palo Alto
William Newsom
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Randwulf P. Singleton
Associate, Colorado
Bernard Hatcher
Partner, San Francisco
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Stacey Song
Partner, New York
Annie Reid
Paralegal Specialist, Palo Alto

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Theory Ventures Announces $230 Million Debut Fund

April 12, 2023

Cooley advised Theory Ventures, a venture capital investment firm, on its $230 million debut fund.

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John Dado
Partner, Palo Alto
Stuyvie Pyne
Associate, New York
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco

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Redpoint Ventures Closes Ninth Early-Stage Fund With $650 Million

August 10, 2022

Cooley advised venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures on the closing of its ninth early-stage fund – Redpoint Ventures IX – with $650 million in committed capital. Lawyers John Dado and Will Newsom led the Cooley team advising Redpoint Ventures.

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John Dado
Partner, Palo Alto
William Newsom
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Bernard Hatcher
Partner, San Francisco
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Kevin King
Partner, Washington, DC
Annie Reid
Paralegal Specialist, Palo Alto

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Silverton Partners Raises $248 Million Fund VII

July 30, 2022

Cooley advised venture capital firm Silverton Partners on the formation of its latest venture capital fund, representing $248 million in total commitments. Casey Schulte led the Cooley team advising Silverton Partners.

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Casey Schulte
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
John Dado
Partner, Palo Alto
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco

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Rankings & accolades

Chambers USA: Venture Capital: Fund Formation – Nationwide (2020 – 2023)

Chambers USA: Venture Capital: Fund Formation – California (2020 – 2023)

The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2019)

The Legal 500 US: Leading Lawyer in Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital) (2023)

The Legal 500 US: Investment Fund Formation and Management: Private Equity Funds (2015 – 2022)

Clients say John ‘knows both the technical aspects involved in fund formation and combines that with amazing commercial astuteness,’ adding that ‘he knows the venture market incredibly well.’

Chambers USA - 2020