Area of focus

Technology Venture Capital Investors

Venture capital plays a pivotal role in technology innovation, entrepreneurship and driving economic growth.

Better, faster, smarter are key characteristics of the cutting-edge, venture-backed emerging growth companies and start-ups that are disrupting industries and markets around the world.

Our technology venture capital practice is at the cutting edge of industry innovation. Whether it is mobile payments or innovative media and applications (such as Hulu or Uber) we understand and have experience with the top innovations coming out of the technology industry. We help our clients with their arrangements to acquire, develop, test, license, and commercialize technologies.

We also help our clients navigate intellectual property rights in consulting, research and development, license, and other agreements to ensure that time and money spent on technology development results in acceptable ownership and use rights.

Our lawyers are ranked at the top of their many areas of focus, including space, broadband and wireless, media content, unmanned aviation systems (UAS/drones), spectrum transactions, telematics, smart cars, wearable health tech, and every other aspect of technology innovation.

Representative experience

CommerzVentures on a venture capital investment in Fraugster's fraud detection start-up.

Evinced on its US$17m Series A funding round co-led by M12, Microsoft's venture fund, BGV, Capital One Ventures, and seed investor Engineering Capital.

Facebook on its US$5.7bn investment in Jio Platforms Limited, the largest minority tech investment in history, and the largest foreign direct investment in the Indian tech sector.

Kingdom Holding Company on its investments in Careem, Lyft, Twitter and Deezer.

Personio GmbH on its US$125m Series D and US$75m Series C financing rounds to fund the Munich start-up's international expansion.

Vexcel Imaging on its acquisition of assets of Geomni, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, as well as in connection with Geomni's preferred equity investment into the combined organization.

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