Gunderson Dettmer Named PitchBook’s Most Active Venture Law Firm Globally for the Sixth Year in a Row

February 14, 2020Firm News

Gunderson Dettmer is again ranked “most active law firm globally” in PitchBook’s Global Venture Capital League Tables. With 1,088 venture and growth equity deals to its credit in 2019, these deals represent over $46 billion raised for technology and life sciences companies in 2019 alone. It is noteworthy that 2019 is the first time any law firm in this category has closed over 1,000 deals in a single year, marking a milestone for the firm and for PitchBook. 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 since 2014.

In addition to its global recognition, Gunderson Dettmer was also the top-ranked firm in the following categories:

By VC Deal Location

  • United States (890 deals)
  • Rest of the World (156 deals)
  • West Coast (505 deals)
  • Great Lakes (44 deals)

By Stage

  • Early Stage (461 deals)
  • Late Stage (433 deals)

By Industry

  • Software (544 deals)
  • Commercial Services (84 deals)
  • Consumer Goods & Recreation (45 deals)
  • Media (36 deals)
  • IT Hardware (31 deals)

PitchBook’s league tables are the industry’s most comprehensive and independent coverage of venture capital firm and service provider deal activity. This annual report provides the most complete information on rapidly changing trends in venture capital deal making.

Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplaces. With more than 270 attorneys in nine offices worldwide, Gunderson promotes innovation, entrepreneurship and technology by representing investors and companies at every stage in the growth lifecycle.