Gunderson Dettmer is again ranked “most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Global Venture Capital League Tables. Q1 2021 data confirms 395 global financings valued at more than $35 billion. This is the highest number of financings posted for one quarter in PitchBook history.
Earlier this week, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler was interviewed about his policy-making priorities at The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network Summit, where he identified Rule 10b5-1 trading plans and practices as a rulemaking and enforcement imperative.
Gunderson Dettmer represented long-time client Clip, a leading digital payments and commerce platform, in its $250 million Series D financing led by SoftBank Group Corp.’s Latin American fund and Viking Global Investors bringing the company’s valuation to $2 billion.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Embroker, a digital business insurance platform, in its $100 million Series C financing led by FTV Capital.
Gunderson Dettmer client Barkbox, Inc., a leading global omni-channel brand for dogs, announced its definitive merger agreement with Northern Star Acquisition Corporation, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Boingo, a leading distributed antenna system and Wi-Fi provider, in its acquisition by Digital Colony.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Stack Overflow, an online community platform for programmers, in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Prosus.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Red 6 Aerospace Inc., an airborne tactical augmented reality system, in its $30 million Series A financing led by Snowpoint Ventures.
Gunderson Dettmer advised client Singular Genomics Systems, Inc. (“Singular Genomics”) in its initial public offering.
Employers are starting to make big decisions on returning to the workplace, especially with the fast-changing announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors. Assuming states where the Company has offices lift mask requirements for those who are fully vaccinated, how do employers handle the situation? Should we put employees on the “honor system” and tell them they don’t need to wear a mask if they are fully vaccinated? Or should we be asking for proof of vaccinations as a prerequisite for allowing employees not to wear masks?
In the first season of FutureWork Playbook Natalie Pierce, a Gunderson Dettmer partner and chair of the firm's labor and employment practice, will be addressing “Return to Work”. As Americans and the global economy come out of an unparalleled time in history, Natalie speaks with emerging companies and their teams on how they are tackling the future work of our economies, workforce and the laws that govern them.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Addi, a Buy Now Pay Later platform based in Bogota and Sao Paulo, in its $65 million Series B equity and debt financing led by Union Square Ventures.
Gunderson Dettmer advised Boston-based global payments enablement and software company, Flywire, on their initial public offering. The company announced the pricing of its IPO of 10,440,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $24.00 per share.
Gunderson Dettmer is pleased to announce its inaugural 2021 1L Diversity Fellowship recipients: Adriana Alvarado, Emily Gaudiani, Natalie George, Wolfgang Jorde, Jimmy Sanders and Shane Visram.
1L Diversity Fellows receive a scholarship, as well as a paid 1L Summer Associate position at Gunderson Dettmer’s offices in either the Bay Area, Boston or New York. The program, launched in 2020, intends to expand access to emerging companies and venture capital to law students who self-identify as diverse.
Once considered an unorthodox path to going public, direct listings are gaining traction as an alternative to the traditional IPO. On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a rule change, with immediate effect, that will permit companies to raise capital in a direct listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
Gunderson Dettmer has been chosen as a winner of China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Awards in Private Equity and Venture Capital
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Fast Group as it led the $30 million Series B financing of Great Deals E-Commerce, a provider of e-commerce services catering to multi-national brands.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client iD Tech, a leader in youth STEM education, in its acquisition by Emeritus.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client LucidLink, a developer of the Filespaces general-purpose cloud file technology, in its $12 million Series A financing including Adobe.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Tiger Global in its investment in the $165 million Series C financing of PathAI, a global provider of artificial intelligence-powered technology.
Gunderson Dettmer represented clients Kenna Security, a cybersecurity company, and Socio Labs, a modern event technology platform, in their acquisitions by Cisco.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Interline Therapeutics, a data science and healthcare company, in its $92 million Series Seed and Series A financing led by Foresite and Arch Ventures.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Pomelo, a startup building a fintech-as-a-service platform for Latin America, in its $9 million Series Seed financing co-led by Index Ventures and Monashees.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Sanlo, a fintech startup, in its $3.5 million Series Seed financing co-led by Index Ventures and Initial Capital.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Bitso, a cryptocurrency platform in Latin America, in its $250 million Series C financing co-led by Coatue and Tiger Global.
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, a more than 350-attorney law firm focused on the global venture capital, growth equity and emerging companies ecosystem, announces the addition of Michael Allers as a corporate partner in the San Francisco office.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Greenoaks Capital as it led the $71.55 million Series B financing of Vivid Money, a Berlin-based financial platform.
Gunderson Dettmer represented client Super, a social commerce platform in Indonesia, in its $28M Series B financing led by SoftBank Ventures.
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