DLA Piper is a pioneer and perennial leader in serving startup and emerging growth companies, having established a presence in the heart of Silicon Valley more than 40 years ago through its predecessor firm, Ware and Freidenrich, one of the original Silicon Valley law firms.
As the Valley has grown, so has DLA Piper. Today, we are located in more than 40 countries, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world and to help startups grow “from garage to global.”
We combine this global reach with our decades-long commitment to serving technology clients. The result is a legal partner that empowers entrepreneurs and investors in building their ideas into great global companies.
We are also aware that in today's startup environment, access to capital is everything. Companies often need help obtaining the right sources of finance and optimizing their potential for raising capital. DLA Piper knows this, which is why we are the only law firm offering a dedicated group of non-lawyer professionals, known as Venture Pipeline, who come from Wall Street, VC and operating roles at startups to provide market insight and a unique advisory perspective to entrepreneurs, investors and technology companies on fundraising, market dynamics, alternative financing options and business strategy. It doesn't matter if you are new to this process or have been through it many times, Venture Pipeline can help make the fundraising more efficient by identifying the right investors to approach upfront.