2019 marked the rise of the Direct Listing. Though they are not exactly new structures, following the heavily-publicized Direct Listings of tech giants Spotify and Slack, they have captured the imagination of the capital markets world. Venture capitalists love them. CFOs are intrigued by them. Bankers want to hang out with them. Securities lawyers are… Read more »

We’re proud to share the release of our new incorporation package for Delaware public benefit corporations on Cooley GO. Now entrepreneurs who want to integrate sustainability and social impact into their company can choose to generate incorporation documents as a Delaware public benefit corporation (PBC). A Delaware PBC is a for-profit corporation that is intended… Read more »

Thank you! Cooley GO won the “People’s Voice” Webby award in the law website category. Cooley is the first US law firm in the award’s 19-year history to win a Webby in this category. The Webby Awards, which the New York Times called “the internet’s highest honor,” seeks to recognize the “best of the internet,”… Read more »

Since its inception, we pledged that Cooley GO will continually be evolving to provide you with tools to make better, faster decisions. Today we are launching an exciting new data visualization feature. Powered by Tableau, it allows you to drill down on data gleaned from thousands of the deals we’ve worked on with entrepreneurs from 2009 Q1… Read more »

Welcome to Cooley GO.  We have created this for you. You want to get your company formed so you can start building. You want to understand the venture investing community so you can obtain the funding you need and get the best partners to help you grow your business. You are constantly recruiting.  You want to…

Click here to read our latest Venture Financing Report. It provides a summary of data reflecting our experience in venture capital financing terms and trends. Information is taken from transactions in which Cooley served as counsel to either the issuing company or the investors.