We serve as general counsel to more than 250 venture capital firms.  Our dedicated team of venture fund lawyers offers significant experience in all aspects of the operation of venture capital funds and their general partner and management company entities.

Integral Relationships. We invest in long-term relationships with venture firms. We have represented many of today’s most prominent venture capital firms since their inception; facilitating their ascent to household names and their exploration of new investment strategies, emerging economies and international expansion. Our role in the business of our venture fund clients is evidenced by the extensive network of Gunderson Dettmer alumni now serving in in-house legal and operational roles at venture capital firms.

Comprehensive Advice. We counsel on all aspects of business and operations, including the admission and withdrawal of managers, hiring and departure of employees and consultants, issuance of carried interest, establishment of profit sharing plans and transfers of interests in fund and management entities. We further advise on the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures, securities law compliance and associated public reporting and periodic reporting obligations under the Investment Advisers Act. We collaborate with accountants, auditors and fund administrators to streamline our clients’ operations.