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January 29, 2019Client News
Gunderson Dettmer client Lyndra Therapeutics raises $55M

Gunderson Dettmer represented Lyndra Therapeutics, a developer of orally administered steady-state release pill, when it raised $55M in a Series B financing. The round of funding was led by Polaris Partners, with new investors HOPU Investments, Gilead Sciences, Invus, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Orient Life.

January 23, 2019Client News
Gunderson Dettmer client Viking Global invests in BridgeBio

Viking Global has co-led a $299.2M financing round for BridgeBio with KKR. Other existing investors including Perceptive Advisors, AIG, Aisling Capital, Cormorant Capital and Hercules Capital participated. BridgeBio, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on genetically targeted therapies, was founded in 2015 and had previously raised $149M. The company will use the fresh capital to support its existing research and development programs as well as expand its efforts to rapidly develop new medicines.

December 11, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer client InVision raises Series F

InVision, a digital design collaboration platform, has raised $115 million. The Series F round was led by Spark Capital with the participation of Goldman Sachs and existing investors including Battery Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global Management, FirstMark Capital and Geodesic Capital.

December 11, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer client Plaid raises $250M Series C

Developer of financial and banking services platform, Plaid, raised $250 million in a Series C led by Kleiner Perkins with Spark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Goldman Sachs and Index Ventures (UK) participating. The company is now valued at $2.65 billion, more than ten times its valuation in June 2016.

November 27, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer client ChargePoint secures $240M Series H

ChargePoint, a client of Gunderson Dettmer, secured a Series H financing of $240 million bringing their total funding raised to more than half a million dollars. This round of funding comes from a diverse group of new investors including American Electric Power, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision, Daimler Trucks & Buses, GIC and Quantum Energy Partners. Existing investors include BMW iVentures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Linse Capital and Siemens.

November 13, 2018Client News
Gunderson Client Poynt Raises $100M

Poynt, a connected commerce platform for merchants, raised $100M in Series C funding from Elavon and National Australia Bank (NAB). As stated in the press release, "with this investment, the company will expand into new markets across Asia, Europe and South America, grow its talent base, and invest in product and partner development as it executes its vision to become the operating system (OS) on smart payment terminals worldwide."

October 11, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer Advises Histogenics on Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

Gunderson Dettmer advised Histogenics Corporation on a follow-on public offering underwritten public offering of 26,155,000 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to 19,616,250 shares of common stock, at a combined purchase price of $0.65 per share of common stock and accompanying warrant, for a total of $17,000,750.00 in aggregate gross proceeds.

October 10, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer Advises Aldeyra Therapeutics on Public Offering

Gunderson Dettmer advised Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. on a follow-on public offering of 5,250,000 shares at the price to the public of $13.75 per share for a total of $72,187,500 in aggregate gross proceeds. Corporate partner Jay Hachigian, of counsel Keith Scherer, and associates Albert Vanderlaan, Naomi Smith and John Maciejewski led the team advising Aldeyra.

September 27, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer Client Compass Raises $400M at $4.4B Valuation

Real estate platform Compass has raised $400 million in a Series F round of funding to help grow its domestic business as well as open internationally. The deal, led by Softbank’s Vision Fund and Qatar Investment Authority, has the company valued at $4.4 billion; double its valuation from last year.

July 31, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer Advises SpringCM in $220 Million Acquisition by DocuSign

Gunderson Dettmer acted as legal advisor to SpringCM, a leading cloud-based document generation and contract lifecycle management software company, in its $220 million acquisition by DocuSign. In a definitive agreement announced today, the transaction will further accelerate DocuSign’s broadening of its solution beyond e-signature to the rest of the agreement process—from preparing to signing, acting-on, and managing agreements.  

June 29, 2018Client News
Gunderson Dettmer represents DataMinr in latest financing round

Gunderson Dettmer served as lead counsel to DataMinr in its $392 million Series E financing round with participation from Morgan Stanley’s Tactical Value Fund, Valor Equity Partners, MSD Capital, Declaration Partners, Moore Strategic Ventures, Vulcan Capital, the Pritzker Family Business Interests as well as existing investors Fidelity Investments, Institutional Venture Partners and Goldman Sachs.