Venture Capital

6+ decades of unparalleled experience in VC and the #1 legal market leader in the VC space

Why Cooley

Provide sophisticated counsel to venture capital funds and VC-backed emerging companies in connection with their fundraising, governance and investment activities

Primary fund counsel to 700+ investment fund organizations, with global prominence in the field of venture capital fund formation

Ranked band 1 for Venture Capital in California by Chambers USA 2023

Law Firm of the Year for Venture Capital Law in the US by US News & World Report 2023

7,000+ private company clients, including 30% of US-based unicorns

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

Quarterly VC reports and Cooley GO Visualize make market data and deal trends accessible, providing clients with tools to stay in front of financing trends and opportunities

Consistently ranked as industry leaders by Chambers USA and Legal 500

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2023 Business Outlook Resources

Insights and strategies for companies navigating today's evolving economic conditions.

No one knows VC like Cooley. What is really impressive to us is that, in addition to their level of expertise, their responsiveness is off the charts throughout the ranks.

Chambers USA


  • Vault: #1 Best Law Firm for Venture Capital (2024)
  • US News & World Report: Top Venture Capital Practice (2023)
  • Best Lawyers: Tier 1 Nationally (2023)
  • Chambers USA: Nationwide Band 1 Investment Funds: Venture Capital (2008 – Present)
  • The Legal 500 US: Tier 1 Ranking for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2015 – Present)