Helping emerging growth companies raise capital is in our DNA. We consistently negotiate and close more venture financings than any other firm in the world. We leverage our extensive experience and industry relationships to help you raise the capital you need on competitive terms.

Deep Experience. While a prolific serial entrepreneur may raise capital a dozen times in a career, a Gunderson Dettmer corporate lawyer may negotiate a dozen deals every quarter across a variety of sectors. Our pace of deal making enables us to maintain up-to-the-minute awareness of market trends, terms and structures and to provide guidance on the most likely sources of seed or venture capital for any client, anywhere in the world. We empower you to focus on strategy and pitching instead of the fine print. 

Global depth at every stage.

  • Seed – As leaders in the early-stage financing market, we have helped define the spectrum of seed-stage securities in use today. 
  • Venture – We negotiate and close more venture financings annually than any other firm in the world. Although no two deals are ever the same, our market knowledge enables us to work efficiently and contribute exceptional insights to the benefit of your company.
  • Growth – Growth equity financings are an increasingly important source of capital as companies choose to remain private longer. We develop inventive and practical growth-stage financing structures to address your needs.
  • Global – We have extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating cross border investments at all stages and are intimately familiar with the tax, regulatory and comparative law aspects of these transactions. We have the experience and reach to support you wherever investment opportunities are available.

Matching Founders and Investors. We believe that making targeted introductions between company and investor is one of our important roles in the startup ecosystem and part of our responsibility to clients. It also happens to be one of the most rewarding things we get to do.

Market Leading Service. Since we started reporting our venture deals in 2001, we have consistently topped the list of the most active firms in venture financing. We leverage that market leading experience to ensure that clients are negotiating the best possible deals. More importantly, that experience ensures that those deals are closing efficiently and as quickly as possible.

We represent company clients at every stage of financing.