Venture Capital

5+ 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 450+ investment fund organizations, with global prominence in the field of venture capital fund formation
  • Ranked as 2017's Top Venture Capital Practice in California by The Recorder
  • Ranked as 2017's Top Venture Capital Practice in the US by US News & World Report
  • 6,000+ private company clients, including 35% of US-based companies on the Wall Street Journal's Billion Dollar Startup Club
  • Represent 60% of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2017 including 9 of the top 10 spots
  • Advise investors and companies on 1,200+ financings annually
  • 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
Recognition
  • The Recorder: Top Venture Capital Practice in California (2017, 2016 and 2014)
  • Best Lawyers: Tier 1 Nationally (2016)
  • Chambers USA: Nationwide Band 1 Investment Funds: Venture Capital (2008 - Present)
  • Legal 500: Tier 1 Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2015)
  • Zero2IPO: Legal Advisor of the Year for VC/PE in China (2015)
  • Best Lawyers: Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year (2014) 
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

Venture Financing Report – Q3 2018

Deal Environment Remains Strong as Later Stage Valuations Rise

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Group Contacts
Craig Dauchy Partner, Palo Alto
Craig Jacoby Partner, San Francisco
Peter H. Werner Partner, San Francisco
Matthew Bartus Partner, Palo Alto
Mike Lincoln Business Department Chair, Reston
Danielle Naftulin Partner, Palo Alto
Jason Kent Partner, San Diego
Dave Young Partner, Los Angeles
Babak Yaghmaie Partner, New York
Patrick Loofbourrow Partner, Shanghai
Michael Platt Partner in Charge - Colorado
Andrew Lustig Partner, Reston
Pat Mitchell Partner, Boston
Marc Recht Partner, Boston
Ryan Naftulin Partner, London
Kevin Rooney Partner, Palo Alto
Jim Fulton Partner, New York
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