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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
Associate, 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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Upfront Ventures Raises More Than $650 Million Across Three Funds

July 30, 2022

Cooley advised venture capital firm Upfront Ventures on its fundraise of more than $650 million to be deployed across three unique funds focused on various stages of the startup life cycle – the firm’s seventh early-stage fund, Upfront VII, which closed with $280 million in capital commitments; its third growth-stage fund, Upfront Growth III, with $200 million; and its Continuation Fund, with more than $175 million. Lawyers John Dado and Will Newsom led the Cooley team advising Upfront Ventures. 

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John Dado
Partner, Palo Alto
William Newsom
Associate, Palo Alto
Bernard Hatcher
Partner, San Francisco
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Molly Niffenegger
Associate, San Francisco
Emily Hren
Associate, San Francisco
Hongru Sun
Associate, Palo Alto
Mandy Kondo
Associate, Palo Alto
Julie Rogers
Paralegal Specialist, Palo Alto

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Headline Raises $408 Million for North America-Focused Early-Stage Fund

July 8, 2022

Cooley advised Headline, a leading tech-enabled global venture capital firm, on the closing of its North America-focused early-stage fund, Headline US VII, with $408 million in new capital. Lawyers John Dado, Jimmy Matteucci, Paul Roberts, Cunmei Zhang and Emily Hren led the Cooley team advising Headline.

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John Dado
Partner, Palo Alto
Jimmy Matteucci
Partner, Palo Alto
Paul Roberts
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Emily Hren
Associate, San Francisco
Annie Reid
Paralegal Specialist, Palo Alto

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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 β€˜knows both the technical aspects involved in fund formation and combines that with amazing commercial astuteness,’ adding that β€˜he knows the venture market incredibly well.’

Chambers USA - 2020