William Newsom

Associate

I help venture capitalists with their fundraising and organizational structure so they can spend more time focusing on sourcing deals and investing.

wnewsom@cooley.com

Will Newsom's practice focuses on the formation and representation of venture capital funds, private equity funds and funds-of-funds, both in the US and internationally, including representing issuers and VC funds in private financing transactions. Will has experience with a variety of funds, ranging from small special purpose vehicles to late-stage venture and private equity funds, as well as corporate venture firms. In addition to advising on the formation of funds, Will acts as outside corporate counsel to venture firms worldwide and has advised family offices and sovereign wealth funds investing in the venture capital and private equity space.

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Experience

  • Menlo Ventures Closes $500 Million Fund 

  • Redpoint Ventures Closes Eighth Fund at $500 Million 

  • Redpoint Ventures Closes 7th Fund at $400 Million 

  • Clear Ventures Launches $120 Million Debut Fund 

  • Sierra Ventures Closes $170 Million Fund 

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Practices & Industries

Passions

    Soccer

    Science fiction

    Politics

    STEAM education

Education

  • UC Hastings College of the Law
    JD, cum laude
    2009

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BS, Mechanical Engineering
    2004


Admissions & Credentials

California

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • Bar Association of San Francisco