In 2018, our Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice continued to advise leading-edge start-ups, growth-stage companies, corporate venture capital investors, and venture capital funds on a range of matters.

We assisted our clients on fundraising, investments, corporate governance, and exits across our regions and worked alongside industry innovators in TMT, life sciences and health care, automotive and mobility, and energy and natural resources.

For the second consecutive year, we were honored to serve as a sponsoring partner at the 2018 Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit, offering practical legal guidance to entrepreneurs from around the world over the course of an inspiring two days of creativity, entrepreneurship, and social good.

Deutsche Telekom

We advised Deutsche Telekom and its subsidiary Deutsche Telekom Venture Funds on the sale of its VC portfolio. More than 20 portfolio companies were sold worldwide as part of this secondary portfolio sale.

Founders Fund

We advised Founders Fund its US$165m Series G venture funding for Oscar Health, an online health insurance network provider, and on its US$60m Series C venture funding for RigUp, a developer of an on-demand workforce management and hiring platform. 


We advised Monzo, the UK’s fastest-growing, digital challenger bank, on its largest crowdfunding round. Monzo raised £20m via crowdfunding from eligible Monzo customers, as part of its £105m Series E raise.

Personio GmbH

We advised Personio GmbH on its Series B financing round. Index Ventures, Northzone Venture, and Global Founders Capital invested US$40m into Personio in order to grow and internationalize its business operation to form Europe’s leading HR software company.

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