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.
Gunderson Dettmer has been shortlisted for the RSG Grow India Award for Most Increased Foreign Law Firm Profile 2019.
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.”
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gunderson Dettmer client Tiger Global co-led the Series A financing round of UrbanPiper, a Bangalore-based restaurant management platform, together with Sequoia India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gunderson Dettmer client and female-centered digital media and entertainment company Refinery29 has announced its acquisition by Vice Media.
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.
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.
Gunderson Dettmer client Tiger Global led the Series C2 financing round of NoBroker, a Bangalore-based real estate property operator. Existing investor General Atlantic also participated.
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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