Emerging Companies

Decades of startup experience and unparalleled relationships with investors and advisors

Why Cooley

7,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients 

Our work with emerging companies often begins prior to company formation and progresses through the full evolution of a startup's life

Unparalleled access to the largest and most influential network of venture capital investors in the world

1,700+ VC financings annually, with an equal split between investor and company representation

We think like our clients think, providing advice that is pragmatic, tailored and cost-effective

Full suite of tech-enabled solutions for startups to drive efficiency and collaboration in our client relationships

#1 law firm representing VC-backed companies going public for the last decade

Represent 30% of US-based unicorns

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Venture Financing Report - Q4 2023

Downward Trends Continue in Deal Count, Invested Capital and Pre-Money Valuations

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  • Emerging Companies Group of the Year (The Recorder)
  • #1 law firm in the US and globally for representing companies in VC financing deals, 2023 (PitchBook)
  • #1 law firm for US venture capital deals 2023 (PitchBook)
  • #1 law firm for VC-backed IPOs for the last decade
  • Chambers USA: Band 1 Startups and Emerging Companies
  • Tier 1 Ranking for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
  • US News Best Law Firms: Technology Law Firm of the Year & Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year
  • Financial Times: Top 5 Most Innovative Law Firms

Cooley handles the lifecycle of emerging companies – it has a genuine focus on startups and early-stage companies, with regular instructions to advise on company formations.

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