Working in the heart of Silicon Valley, I’ve been able to collaborate with some of the most successful investment firms in the world.
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John's practice focuses on the representation of domestic and international investment funds, including venture capital, private equity, fund-of-funds, secondary funds and special opportunity funds in connection with their formation, operation and investment activities. He has represented sponsor organizations in the formation of over 50 fund programs, ranging from some of the most well-known multi-billion dollar investment firms to much smaller firms forming seed and early-stage venture capital, angel and similar microcap funds. In addition to his fund formation practice, John also represents a number of emerging growth companies in financing transactions and general corporate matters.
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Institutional Venture Partners Raises $1.5 Billion for Sixteenth Fund
Westlake Village BioPartners Launches Inaugural Fund With $320 Million
Clear Ventures Launches $120 Million Debut Fund
PeakSpan Capital Closes First Fund at $150 Million
Sierra Ventures Closes $170 Million Fund
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University of California, Davis School of LawJD, 2005
University of California, DavisMBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, 2005
University of WashingtonBA, magna cum laude, 2001
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