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Q4 2020 Quarterly VC Update: Sean Barrett on the State of Venture Capital Investing

In conjunction with our Q4 Venture Financing Report, Lauren Creel sat down with Sean Barrett of HMI Capital to get his take on the state of venture capital investing. Key Insights On going back to basics this year: “HMI made its first investment in early 2009. … Everything was for sale, and the experience […]

GGV Capital Raises $2.5 Billion Across Four Funds

Cooley advised GGV Capital on raising $2.52 billion across four funds, which will focus on tech startups and growth deals in the US and China. The closing represents the largest family of funds raised by GGV since its inception. Cooley partner Jordan Silber led the team advising GGV. GGV Capital […]

Q3 2020 Quarterly VC Update: Logan Bartlett on Continued Strength During the Pandemic as Deal Sizes Surge

In conjunction with our Q3 Venture Financing Report, Sacha Ross sat down with Logan Bartlett of Redpoint Ventures to get his take on the state of venture capital investing. Key Insights On valuations moving forward: “While the amount of capital in the system is so high, it’s discerning in nature, and some of […]

CFIUS Reform UPDATE: Implications of FIRRMA for Fund Managers

UPDATE (October 8, 2020) We are providing updates on our original post here to reflect the issuance of a final rule by the U.S. Treasury Department which will become effective on October 15, 2020.  Between November 2018 (when the first regulations implementing FIRRMA came into effect) and October 15, 2020 […]

SEC Proposes Registration Exemption for “Finders”

The SEC has proposed new rules that would clear up the longstanding difficulty a venture capital fund manager has faced when wanting to use a “finder” for investors in the fund and such “finder” is not licensed as (or associated with a licensed) broker-dealer.  This article discusses the application of […]