Derek Colla

Partner

I solve legal and business problems for high-growth companies, from founders with an idea to publicly traded companies.

+1 202 842 7849
dcolla@cooley.com

Derek Colla’s practice focuses on representing high-growth companies and their investors from formation through exit. Derek works with companies in several industry verticals, including fintech, blockchain, insurtech, digital health, digital media, edtech, software and ecommerce. He has counseled companies and investors in hundreds of venture capital financings and has advised companies on numerous mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and follow-on public offerings.

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Experience

  • DraftKings Closes $150 Million Financing  

  • Snagajob Secures $100 Million  

  • 1010data sale to Advance Publications 

  • Alarm.com Completes $98 Million IPO 

  • New Enterprise Assoc and Oak Investment Partners $70M Series D Financing of NextNav 

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Education

  • Harvard Law School
    JD, cum laude, 2008

  • Washington and Lee University
    BS, Computer Science
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2005


Admissions & Credentials

California

District of Columbia

Contact

+1 202 842 7849 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax
dcolla@cooley.com

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400