Emerging Companies + Venture Capital

Exceptionally knowledgeable, succinct professionals who are very responsive, very thorough and communicative.
Chambers USA

MoFo has 170+ lawyers located in key global business centers advising startups, emerging and growth companies, and venture capital funds, corporate venture capital clients, and other financing sources. We assist companies with a full range of services, including initial formation and financings, late-stage financings, secondary transactions and investments, mergers & acquisitions, public offerings, strategic alliances and joint ventures, licensing deals, commercial contracts, patent prosecution, executive compensation, labor & employment, and corporate governance.

Our team brings its extensive industry experience to counsel clients in cutting-edge areas of technology, including software, mobile, virtual reality, e-commerce, cybersecurity, data analytics, AI/robotics, and drones, as well as media, clean technology and alternative energy, social enterprise and impact investing, agtech and fintech. The life sciences industry is a core focus at MoFo and our experience includes working with companies and investors in the biotechnology, nanotechnology, therapeutics, medical devices, tools & diagnostics, healthcare IT, and personalized medicine sectors.

Key Statistics:

  • 1,300+ startup, emerging and growth company, and investor clients.
  • $100+ billion in venture capital raised or deployed in the last five years.
  • $725+ billion in aggregate merger and acquisition transactional value in the last five years.
  • An established thought leader team with frequent recognition in leading industry publications including Entrepreneur, VC-List, Inc., Tech Crunch, and the Venture Capital Journal.
  • MoFo ScaleUp, our website that serves as a key resource for startup founders and entrepreneurs by providing legal updates and implications, industry trends, event listings, and sample documents like incorporation checklists and certifications, bylaws, and model cap tables.

When required, the team leverages our vast resources, including intellectual property, technology transactions and licensing, privacy, tax, cybersecurity, national security, and employment practice teams.

We use our global network to connect companies and capital sources, and help venture capital investors, corporate venture capital, family offices, angel investors, high-net-worth individuals, and other funding sources form private investment partnerships and financing relationships.

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