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November 15, 2019Firm News
Gunderson Dettmer Named PitchBook’s Most Active Venture Law Firm Globally for Q3 2019

Gunderson Dettmer is again ranked “most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Global Venture Capital League Tables. This result reflects Gunderson Dettmer’s continued market leadership in the venture capital marketplace and reinforces previous recognition as the most active law firm in the world in PitchBook’s 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 annual industry reports.

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November 14, 2019Firm News
Founding Partner Jay Hachigian Profiled in Boston Hubweek's ChangeMaker Series

Gunderson Dettmer founding partner Jay Hachigian shared his views on why Boston is a thriving center of innovation, and how Gunderson is part of the Boston success story, in HubWeek’s ChangeMaker series.

Among other insights, he shared “I always tell our associates that in today’s world, you have to be great at something. It doesn’t matter what you’re great at, but if you stick to it, clients will come to appreciate that expertise and will seek you out when they have a matter that needs attention.”

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November 12, 2019Firm News
Partner Ivan Gaviria Quoted in Law360 Article "Steering the Unicorns"

Gunderson Dettmer partner and Northern California leader Ivan Gaviria offers his hard-won insights guiding fast-growing startups in the Law360 article "Steering the Unicorns: Tips for Working with Startups.".

Among his other insights, he is quoted as saying, "From a lawyer's perspective, you cannot be old school. You have to be much more nimble about responsiveness and you have to be prepared sometimes to get out of your comfort zone."

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November 8, 2019Client News
Georgian Partners leads Series D funding of Reonomy

Gunderson Dettmer client and Toronto-based growth investor, Georgian Partners, led the $60 million Series D financing or Reonomy, a leading provider of property intelligence. Additional investors Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Citi Ventures, Untitled Investments, Sapphire Ventures, Bain Capital and Primary Venture Partners joined the round.

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November 5, 2019Client News
HomeLight announces Series C funding

Gunderson Dettmer client and online realtor marketplace HomeLight announced its $63 million Series C equity financing along with an additional $46 million in debt and additional funds. The funding round was led by Zeev Ventures with participation from Group 11, Menlo Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Stereo Capital and others.

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November 4, 2019Client News
Deserve raises Series C funding

Gunderson Dettmer client and fair credit fintech company Deserve announced its Series C financing of $50M. The funding round was led by Goldman Sachs with participation from Sallie Mae, Accel, Aspect Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners and Mission Holdings.

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November 1, 2019Firm News
Partner Marcia Hatch Profiled in Modern Counsel's Empowered Issue

Ann Arbor office leader Marcia Hatch was profiled in Modern Counsel's article "Marcia Hatch Gives Gunderson Dettmer an Edge." Among other insights, when talking about the Midwest market she shared "“There are great universities, great technology, and entrepreneurs here. The people and ideas are there; it’s a matter of more money being invested. As a firm, we reviewed our Midwest client base and our long-term goals for where we want our companies to be. We ultimately viewed it as an opportunity to jump into the space early and be an early adopter. It was leading instead of following.”  

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October 31, 2019Firm News
New York Associate Aliya Sanders Honored with Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Work

Aliya Sanders, New York tech transactions associate, was among 13 lawyers honored with the Lawyers Alliance for New York's 2019 Cornerstone Award for outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofits. She provided supported to a variety of non-profits, including NYC Pride, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow and Brooklyn's Children's Theater. 

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October 29, 2019Client News
NewView leads Series D financing of Scopely

Gunderson Dettmer client NewView Capital led the $200 million Series D financing of Scopely, a global interactive entertainment and mobile games company. Additional investors including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Baillie Gifford, Greycroft Partners, Revolution Growth and Sands Capital participated in the round.

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October 29, 2019Client News
Schoolzilla acquired by Renaissance

Gunderson Dettmer client and cloud-based data management and visualization platform for hosting school data Schoolzilla has announced its acquisition by Renaissance, a global leader in education assessment, reading and math solutions for pre-K-12 schools.

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October 28, 2019Client News
Aviatrix announces Series C funding

Gunderson Dettmer client and networking and security system provider announced its $40 million Series C financing. The round of funding was led by CRV with existing investors Formation 8, Ignition Partners and Liberty Global Ventures participating.

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October 28, 2019Client News
PeerStreet announces Series C funding

Gunderson Dettmer client and real estate loan investment platform PeerStreet has raised $60 million in a Series C financing. The round of funding was led by Colchis Capital with existing investors including Andreessen Horowitz, World Innovation Lab and Thomvest Ventures participating.

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October 24, 2019Client News
Tiger Global leads Series D financing of Weave

Gunderson Dettmer client Tiger Global led the $70 million Series D financing of Weave, a leader in customer communication tools. Existing investors including Catalyst, Bessemer, Crosslink, Pelion and LeadEdge also participated in the round.

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October 23, 2019Client News
Tiger Global leads Series C financing of Ekuaiboa

Gunderson Dettmer client Tiger Global led the $30 million Series C financing of Chinese electronic invoicing company Ekuaibao. Additional investors DCM and Future Capital joined the round.

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October 21, 2019Client News
Gunderson Dettmer advises Natera, Inc. in Follow-on Public Offering

Gunderson Dettmer advised Natera, Inc. in a follow-on public offering of 5,714,286 shares at a price to the public of $35.00 per share for a total of $200 million in aggregate gross proceeds. Capital markets partners Jeff Vetter and Jeff Thacker, corporate partner John Dietz and associates Ryan Gunderson, Cathy Kwon and Anjuli Schlievert led the team advising Natera.

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October 18, 2019Client News
Tiger Global leads Series E financing of Taimei

Gunderson Dettmer client Tiger Global led the $212 million Series E financing of Taimei, a China-based provider of software that serves pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations. Additional investors SoftBank China, Morningside Venture Capital, Cowin Venture, SAIF Partners, China’s Zheshang Venture Capital and Ivy Capital joined the round.

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October 17, 2019Client News
Corelight announces Series C funding

Gunderson Dettmer client and network traffic analysist company Corelight has raised $50 million in a Series C financing. The funding round was led by Insight Partners and Accel.

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October 17, 2019Client News
Pendo.io announces Series E funding

Gunderson Dettmer client and North Carolina-based product cloud company Pendo has raised $100 million in a Series E financing. The funding round was led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from General Atlantic, Tiger Global, Battery Ventures, Meritech Capital, FirstMark, Geodesic Capital and Cross Creek. The company’s valuation is now $1 billion.

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October 11, 2019Client News
Club Factory raises $100M Series D funding

Gunderson Dettmer client Club factory, a China-based fashion, beauty and lifestyle e-commerce store, has raised $100 million in a Series D round of financing to expand its platform in India. The round was led by leading venture capital firm Qiming Venture Partners.

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October 11, 2019Client News
Cornershop to be acquired by Uber

Gunderson Dettmer client and grocery delivery platform Cornershop announced its acquisition by Uber. Cornershop is active in Chile, Mexico, Peru and Canada and Uber plans to add other markets including the United States.

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October 10, 2019Client News
Clari raises Series D funding

Gunderson Dettmer client and revenue operations platform Clari announced the closing of its $60 million Series D financing. The round of funding was led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from Madrona Venture Group, Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital and Tenaya Capital.

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October 7, 2019Client News
POPSUGAR to be acquired by Group Nine Media

Gunderson Dettmer client and digital content and brand platform POPSUGAR announced its acquisition by Group Nine Media, owner of media brands including Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and Seeker.

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October 4, 2019Client News
Qiming VC Leads Yunyinggu’s Series C

Yunyinggu, a chip manufacturing and trading joint venture company which has business operation in Mainland China and Taiwan, has announced its Series C funding. The round was led by Gunderson Dettmer client Qiming with investors Qualcomm Ventures and Northern Light Venture Capital joining.

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October 3, 2019Client News
Refinery29 acquired by Vice Media

Gunderson Dettmer client and female-centered digital media and entertainment company Refinery29 has announced its acquisition by Vice Media.

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October 2, 2019Client News
Lightspeed and Altimeter join Udaan's Series D

Gunderson Dettmer acted as counsel to Lightspeed Venture Partners and Altimeter in the $585 million Series D financing of Udaan, a network-centric B2B trade platform based in Bangalore.

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October 2, 2019Client Alerts
SEC Announces Expansion of Use of "Test-the-Waters" Communications to All Issuers

On September 26, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it had adopted a new rule that will allow all issuers to take advantage of the “test-the-waters” accommodation. Under the new rule, all issuers will be allowed to gauge market interest in a possible initial public offering or other registered securities offering through discussions with certain institutional investors prior to, or following, the filing of a registration statement. Prior to the new rule, only emerging growth companies or “EGCs” were permitted to “test-the waters” and these discussions could only occur prior to an initial public offering.

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September 30, 2019Client News
Kenna Security announces Series D funding

Gunderson Dettmer client and enterprise risk management leader Kenna Security has raised $48 million in a Series D financing. New investors Sorenson Capital and Citi Ventures participated along with existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, Cosanoa Ventures, Hyde Park Angels and OurCrowd.

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