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Meet Gunderson Dettmer

2017 Silver Service Provider Member

Gunderson DettmerGunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace. With more than 220 attorneys in nine offices—Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Beijing, and Singapore—Gunderson Dettmer represents more than 2,000 high-growth companies from a broad range of industries in every stage of development. The firm provides clients with counsel on general corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, financings, intellectual property and commercial agreements, strategic alliances, executive compensation, and tax matters, combining a deep market knowledge with strong industry relationships to provide practical, business-oriented counsel designed for the needs of the emerging-growth company marketplace.

Opened in 2015, Gunderson Dettmer’s Ann Arbor office is a leader in Midwest venture capital and start-up representation. The firm was ranked the Most Active Law Firm in VC Deals in the Great Lakes and nationally by PitchBook for 2016. In addition to numerous venture capital financing transactions,  Gunderson’s Ann Arbor lawyers recently closed several high-profile sell-side mergers and acquisitions for Michigan companies, including the sale of Deepfield to Nokia, the sale of ANX Corporation to OpenText, and the sale of Quadmetrics to FICO. Alongside its Midwest client base, the Ann Arbor office is actively engaged in M&A, IPO and financing transactions for clients on the East and West Coasts, including the recently announced sale of client ServiceMax to General Electric for $945,000,000.

Gunderson Dettmer is also a recognized international leader in the representation of venture capital and private equity investment funds. With extensive experience in North America, China, the EU and Latin America, Gunderson Dettmer attorneys provide general counsel, fund formation and investor representation services to hundreds of the world’s leading venture capital and private equity firms. The firms is consistently ranked the most active fund formation and transactional firm in the country and the firm and its partners individually routinely earn highest industry rankings from Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, PitchBook and others.

Each year, the MVCA Membership Committee and MVCA Board of Directors extends a limited number of invitations to a carefully curated selection of professional service firms.  These are elite organizations who have been identified by MVCA as being valuable partners within the entrepreneurial and investment community.

MVCA and its membership are grateful to our valued 2017 Service Provider Members and thank Gunderson Dettmer for its involvement in the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community!


About 2017 Service Provider Membership

As a Silver Service Provider Member, Gunderson Dettmer receives exclusive access to MVCA events, brand exposure on MichiganVCA.org and at MVCA events, and premium ad placement in the two most sought after resources for the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan, the MVCA Annual Research Report and Landscape Guide and much more!  The number of service provider members is capped by MVCA to guarantee sector exclusivity and access to the MVCA membership, providing superior relationship building opportunities.  To explore the levels of MVCA Service Provider Membership available, please visit our benefits page.


Posted January 1, 2017 in Member Feature | MEMBER NEWS