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September 9, 2020Client News
NotCo Raises $85M Series C Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client NotCo, the Chilean food technology company making plant-based milk and meat replacements, in its $85M Series C financing led by L Catterton and Future Positive.

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September 9, 2020Client News
Spark Capital leads $30M Series B Financing of Deel

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Spark Capital as it led the $30 million Series B financing of Deel, a payroll and compliance platform for businesses engaging international contractors and employees.

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September 1, 2020Client News
Gunderson Dettmer clients lead $8M Series A Financing of Apna

Gunderson Dettmer represented clients Lightspeed India Partners, Sequoia Capital India and Greenoaks Capital in their $8M Series A investment into Apna Time, a Bangalore-based startup building a recruitment platform for blue and grey collar workers in India.

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August 31, 2020Client News
Gunderson clients lead $113M Series D Financing of Eruditus

Gunderson Dettmer represented the lead investors, who included Leeds Illuminate, in the $113 million Series D financing into Eruditus, a Mumbai-based company that works with top universities globally to offer more than 100 executive-level courses to students in over 80 nations.

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August 26, 2020Client News
Course Hero Raises $70M+ Series B Extension

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Course Hero, an online learning platform, in its $70+ million Series B extension, which brings Course Hero’s valuation to greater than $1.1 billion.

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August 26, 2020Client News
Finix Raises $30M Series B Extension

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Finix, a startup that provides payments-related services to other companies, in its $30 million Series B extension led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and American Express Ventures.

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August 26, 2020Client News
Kavak Merger with Checkars

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Kavak in its merger with Checkars, an online marketplace for secondhand automobiles. With the merger Kavak will be expanding from Mexico into Argentina.

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August 20, 2020Client News
BlockFi Raises $50M Series C Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client BlockFi in its $50 million Series C financing led by Morgan Creek Digital, with participation from Valar Ventures, CMT Digital, Castle Island Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, SCB 10X, Avon Ventures, Purple Arch Ventures, Kenetic Capital and HashKey.

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August 18, 2020Client News
HomeLight Acquires Disclosures.io

Gunderson Dettmer represented client HomeLight in its acquisition of Disclosures.io, a tool that enables real estate professionals to manage, market, and sell listings in one secure location.

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August 17, 2020Firm News
Natalie Pierce Joins Gunderson Dettmer as Partner and Labor & Employment Practice Chair

Gunderson Dettmer has added Natalie A. Pierce as a Partner and chair of its Labor & Employment practice. Joining from Littler, Pierce has rich experience guiding technology, life sciences and other high growth technology companies from startup through their lifecycles. She adds keen insights into the workplace issues at play in venture funding and M&A activities, as well as how those issues impact international transactions.

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August 14, 2020Client News
Initialized Capital Closes Fifth Fund

Gunderson Dettmer represented Initialized Capital in the formation of Initialized Capital V L.P., the fund’s fifth fund. The firm secured $230 million in capital commitments and will focus on seed investments.

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August 14, 2020Client News
Thrive Capital Co-Leads Fanatics $350M Series E

Gunderson Dettmer represented Thrive Capital in its co-lead investment of Fanatics, a multi-channel sports merchandise retailer, in its $350 million Series E financing. Thrive Capital was joined by Fidelity Management, Franklin Templeton Investments and Neuberger Berman Group. Fanatics is now valued at approximately $6.2 billion.

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August 12, 2020Client Alerts
FAQs on SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies)

Over the last several months, we have seen a dramatic interest among successful venture-backed companies in pursuing an exit with SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies). An exit via a SPAC entity may be the right option for companies looking to raise capital and obtain access to the public markets in lieu of a traditional IPO.

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August 12, 2020Client News
HDVI Raises $16M Series A Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client High Definition Vehicle Insurance (HDVI), a startup that helps small and mid-size trucking fleets improve their safety, compliance and operations, in its $16 million Series A financing led by 8VC and Munich Re Ventures, with additional participation from Qualcomm Ventures and Autotech Ventures.

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August 11, 2020Client News
Valence Raises $5.25M Series A Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Valence, the Los Angeles-based online community dedicated to increasing economic opportunity for the Black community, in its $5.25 million Series A financing led GGV Capital.

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August 10, 2020Client News
Skillshare Raises $66M Series D Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Skillshare, the world's largest online learning community for creativity, in its $66 million Series D financing led by OMERS Growth Equity.

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August 3, 2020Client News
Farmers Business Network℠ Raises $250M Series F Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Farmers Business Network (FBNSM), the leading direct-to-farm ag tech platform and farmer network, in its $250 million Series F financing led by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock Inc., with participation from new investors Baron Capital Group, Balyasny Asset Management LP, Mandi Ventures, Lupa Systems and Ron Shaich.

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July 29, 2020Client News
Nice Tuan Raises $80M Series C2 Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Nice Tuan, a leading brand in Chinese community retail, in its $80 million Series C2 financing led by CDH Fund with participation from GGV Capital, INCE Capital, and CMBC Capital.

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July 27, 2020Client News
Geltor Raises $91.3M Series B Financing

Gunderson Dettmer represented client Geltor, a biodesign startup, in its $91.3 million Series B financing led by CPT Capital with significant commitment from WTT Investment Ltd., to expand its ingredients-as-a-service platform globally.

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July 24, 2020Client Alerts
COVID-19 Screening in the Workplace: CCPA and Other Privacy Implications

This alert is the third in our series of Privacy Topics: Practical Guidance from Gunderson Dettmer – a collection of practical privacy and data security guidance and accompanying materials designed to facilitate your company’s compliance efforts. As companies throughout the U.S. are starting to reopen their offices after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s alert focuses on privacy considerations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other laws in connection with COVID-19 screening in the workplace. The CCPA went into effect on January 1, 2020, and enforcement by the California Attorney-General began on July 1, 2020, with no delay in enforcement despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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