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December 2, 2021Client News
Kueski Announces $202M Equity and Debt Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Kueski, a Mexico City-based “buy now, pay later” and online consumer lender, in its $202 million equity (primary and secondary) and debt financing.

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November 19, 2021Client News
Mensa Brands Becomes Asia’s Fastest Unicorn

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Prosus Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in internet and technology companies, as an investor in the $135 million Series B financing of Mensa Brands, an India-based startup that helps digital brands scale operations. This round has led Mensa Brands to become India’s (and Asia’s) fastest unicorn.

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November 17, 2021Client Alerts
New SEC Staff Guidance Reverses Course on Excludability of Shareholder Proposals Ahead of Upcoming 2022 Proxy Season

On November 3, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (the “staff”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) issued new Staff Legal Bulletin No. 14L (“SLB 14L”) relating to shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Rule 14a-8”). SLB 14L rescinds three previously issued legal bulletins and expressly states that the staff may no longer permit companies to exclude from their proxy statements certain shareholder proposals that raise significant environmental or social issues that would have been excludable in the past.

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November 15, 2021Client News
Daily Harvest Secures Series D Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Daily Harvest, a provider of subscription-based food delivery services, in its Series D financing led by Lone Pine Capital.

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November 12, 2021Client News
Keyway Raises $15M Series Seed Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Keyway, a commercial real estate technology platform, in its $15 million Series Seed financing led by Canvas Ventures.

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November 10, 2021Client News
Wrapbook Raises $100M Series B Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Wrapbook, a payroll and production management platform, in its $100 million Series B financing led by Tiger Global Management.

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November 9, 2021Client News
isaac Raises $125M Series B Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client isaac, a school financial management platform, in its $125 million Series B financing led by General Atlantic.

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November 8, 2021Client News
VergeSense Raises $60M in Series C Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client VergeSense, a San Francisco-based company developing technologies to track physical office usage, in its $60 million Series C financing led by Scale Venture Partners.

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November 7, 2021Client News
H2O.ai Raises $100M in Series E Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client H2O.ai, an open-source machine learning automation platform, in its $100 million Series E financing led by the Commercial Bank of Australia bringing the company’s valuation to $1.6 billion.

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November 5, 2021Client News
MilkRun Raises $6M Series A Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client MilkRun, a subscription service delivering weekly grocery staples sourced from small, local farms, in its $6 million Series A financing led by Spark Capital.

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November 4, 2021Client Alerts
SEC Reopens Comment Period on Executive Compensation Clawback Proposal

On October 14, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) announced the reopening of the comment period on its executive compensation clawback rule, initially proposed in 2015 to implement Section 954 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which calls for the Commission to direct the U.S. stock exchanges to establish listing standards requiring listed companies to adopt, comply with and provide disclosure about a compensation recovery (or “clawback”) policy applicable to incentive-based compensation received by current and former executive officers in the event of certain financial restatements.

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November 4, 2021Client News
Section 32 Announces $740M Fourth Fund

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Section 32 in the formation of its $740 million fourth fund, Section 32 Fund 4, L.P. The new fund will enable the firm to scale up its investments in companies focused on technology and healthcare.

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November 3, 2021Client News
Hallow Raises $40M Series B Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Hallow, an audio-guided meditation and prayer app, in its $40 million Series B financing led by Drive Capital.

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October 29, 2021Client News
TurtleTree Raises $30M Series A Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client TurtleTree, a Singapore food and biotech startup, in its $30 million Series A financing led by VERSO Capital. With offices in both Singapore and California, the company plans to use its new capital to continue developing IP technologies, research new applications and expand its team to further accelerate the full commercialization of cell-based milk.

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