Rachel Proffitt


I'm fortunate to be a business advisor, legal counselor and occasional therapist to some of the greatest minds of our time. My passion is guiding them through the lifecycle of their enterprise, from formation through exit.

+1 415 693 2031

Rachel is a member of Cooley's board of directors. She practices corporate and securities law and represents public and private clients, as well as venture capital and investment banking firms and other institutional investors, across a broad range of industries. Her practice focuses on general corporate and complex transactional matters, including venture capital transactions, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, and public-company disclosure and corporate governance.

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  • Unity Software – $1.5 Billion IPO 

  • Instacart Raises $325 Million in Funding 

  • Cornerstone OnDemand Agrees to Buy Saba for Nearly $1.4 Billion 

  • Guild Education Closes $157 Million Series D 

  • Procore Technologies Acquires Honest Buildings 


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    Member, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
    Member, Hastings Security Law Society

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, English
    cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University Honors Program

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+1 415 693 2031 office

101 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-5800