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Bluestein Ventures Closes $45 Million Fund III

February 20, 2024

Cooley advised Bluestein Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in the future of food, on the close of its $45 million in capital commitments for its third foodtech fund.

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Rachel Goddard
Partner, Chicago
Richard E. Ginsberg
Partner, Chicago
Winston Gu
Partner, Chicago
Halima A. Nguyen
Associate, Chicago

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COUR Pharmaceuticals Secures $105 Million Series A

January 30, 2024

Cooley advised COUR Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of first-in-class disease-modifying therapies designed to induce antigen-specific tolerance for immune-mediated diseases, on the close of its $105 million Series A financing.

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Winston Gu
Partner, Chicago
Marc Recht
Partner, Boston
Christina T. Roupas
Partner in Charge – Chicago, Chicago
Yvan-Claude Pierre
Partner, New York
Joyce Kim
Associate, Chicago
Grant L. Page
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Andrew Mettry
Associate, Chicago
Jeffrey J. Tolin
Partner, New York
Blake Martell
Partner, San Francisco
John Sellers
Partner, Palo Alto
Alan W. Tamarelli
Partner, New York
Bin Wang
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC
Erica Russell
Associate, San Francisco
Calvin Lee
Associate, New York
Andrew Bae
Associate, Washington, DC
Zack Gong
Associate, Shanghai
Miriam Petrillo
Partner, Chicago

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Reserv Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding for Insurance Claims Transformation

October 3, 2023

Cooley advised Reserv, a leader in artificial intelligence-driven insurance claims processing, on a $20 million Series round of financing to expand its generative AI claims data analysis tools. Partner Winston Gu led the Cooley team advising Reserv.

This funding round was co-led by Altai Ventures and Bain Capital Ventures, with participation from 8VC, Outpost Ventures, Convex Group, AXIS Capital, Anthemis Group and Arch Capital Group.

Reserv’s customers have seen a sustained reduction in cycle times for property and auto claims, and this funding will enable the company to extend those results to additional customers. While making critical claim information available in real time through multiple large language model generative AI tools feeding automated workflows, Reserv has grown its revenue more than 50x in the past year.

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Winston Gu
Partner, Chicago
Grant L. Page
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Adam Bloom
Associate, Chicago

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Momofuku Goods Raises $17.5 Million in Series A Financing

April 13, 2023

Cooley advised Momofuku Goods, a brand of restaurant-grade pantry staples, on its $17.5 million Series A financing led by Siddhi Capital. The new funding will allow Momofuku to expand product offerings and support its growing operations, which includes scaling its team and marketing efforts.

“We spent a decade testing and developing our pantry essentials, ensuring that they were up to the standards we uphold in our restaurants,” David Chang, celebrity chef and founder of Momofuku restaurant group, said in a press statement. “With this investment, I’m looking forward to bringing even more flavor to home cooks’ kitchens.” Founded by the team behind Momofuku restaurants, Momofuku Goods offers a range of products, including chili crunch oil, air-dried noodles, soy sauce, rice vinegar and seasoned salts that are sold online and in more than 2,000 retail stores.

Winston Gu and Yvan-Claude Pierre led the Cooley team, which also included Len Jacoby, JP Oleksiuk, Jonathan Rivinus, Robert Eisenbach, Joyce Kim, Chris Chynoweth, Andrew Mettry, Bomin Kim and Noah Belsky.

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Winston Gu
Partner, Chicago
Yvan-Claude Pierre
Partner, New York
Len Jacoby
Partner, New York
John Paul Oleksiuk
Partner, New York
Jonathan Rivinus
Partner, Colorado
Robert Eisenbach
Of Counsel, San Francisco
Joyce Kim
Associate, Chicago
Chris Chynoweth
Associate, New York
Andrew Mettry
Associate, Chicago

Edtech Platform Protégé Closes $8.5 Million Seed Round

March 26, 2022

Cooley advised Protégé, a platform giving aspiring artists an opportunity to demonstrate their talent and receive feedback from industry experts, on the completion of its $8.5 million seed funding round. Partner Winston Gu led the Cooley team advising Protégé.

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Winston Gu
Partner, Chicago
Yvan-Claude Pierre
Partner, New York
Joyce Kim
Associate, Chicago
Adam Chase
Partner, Washington, DC
Anisha Mohin
Associate, New York
Liza Hadley
Associate, Boston
Karun Ahuja
Associate, Chicago

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Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Securities / Capital Markets Law (2021)