Not merely leadership; dominance. We are the recognized leader in the venture capital and growth equity fund formation marketplace. We routinely negotiate close to one-third of every venture capital dollar raised worldwide. Clients rely on our market knowledge and counsel to help balance the competing interests of limited partners, general partners, employees and portfolio companies, optimizing results for prevailing market trends. As fund sponsors market and raise new funds, we work with them to design the optimal limited partnership agreement, negotiate with prospective limited partners and efficiently manage the fundraising and closing process.

Leading global fund formation practice

  • We rely on the experience and craftsmanship of senior talent.
  • Partners in each geography focus on regional issues and also support our fund sponsors globally with experienced professionals in our Silicon Valley, Austin, Beijing, Boston, Los Angeles and New York offices.
  • Market leadership ensures the most timely guidance on emerging trends, which in turn enables us to give unrivaled business and strategic advice.

Online fund formation portal

The Gunderson Dettmer Fund Formation Portal is an online platform that allows fund investors to complete and sign fund subscription materials electronically from any computer, tablet or other mobile device.

Gunderson Dettmer was the first firm to offer such a tailored online service. As the leading venture capital and growth equity fund formation practice, we are focused on improving the fund formation process and pioneering custom solutions to make it as efficient as possible for our clients and their investors.

Our approach reduces the time and costs of the formation process – without sacrificing quality.