Gunderson Dettmer Recognized as Top VC Law Firm Globally and in the U.S. by PitchBook - More Than $9B Raised in Q3 2022

November 18, 2022Firm News

Gunderson Dettmer earned recognition as the Most Active VC Law Firm Globally and Most Active VC Law Firm in the United States in PitchBook’s Q3 2022 Global Venture Capital League Tables, raising over $9 billion in venture capital and growth equity financings in the third quarter for high-growth emerging companies worldwide.


  • Consistent Leader. Gunderson Dettmer was ranked as the top VC law firm in 17 categories – including global, U.S., several regional categories and numerous sectors. Gunderson Dettmer represented its clients in 280 global financings valued at $9.4 billion in Q3. When considering 2022 overall, Gunderson Dettmer leads the world with 1,240 financings valued at $68 billion raised for high-growth emerging companies globally.

  • Dominance in Tech. True to the firm’s roots and unwavering focus on the innovation economy, Gunderson Dettmer dominated the software category as the top law firm handling venture capital and growth equity financings for the B2B and B2C software industry.

  • International Credibility. The firm continues to lead in Latin America and Asia and is a top player in Europe. In Latin America, specifically, Gunderson Dettmer is uniquely positioned to support clients with its new São Paulo hub in the region.

  • Success in Life Sciences. Gunderson Dettmer was credited with 40 deals in Q3 across PitchBook’s three life sciences-related categories, completing the second-highest number of venture capital and growth equity financings for the life sciences industry in Q3. The firm is also credited with 150 life sciences-focused financings in the first half of 2022.

Gunderson Dettmer was the top-ranked firm in 17 categories, including:

United States
Rest of World (primarily Latin America and Asia)
West Coast
New England
Great Lakes

Early Stage

Consumer Goods & Services
Commercial Products & Services
Health Devices & Supplies

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 preeminent international law firm with an exclusive focus on the innovation economy. The firm serves market-leading venture capital and growth equity investors and pioneering companies through inception, growth and maturity, as well as groundbreaking public companies that result from the global venture capital ecosystem. The firm’s clear-cut focus and well-honed technical skill enables an accelerated pace and unmatched efficiency, delivering best-in-class value at each phase of a client’s business.