Venture capital has played a crucial role in the development of the technology and growth industries, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been involved every step of the way. More than 40 years ago, our firm helped form some of the seminal venture capital funds of Silicon Valley, such as Mayfield, Oak Investment Partners, and Sequoia Capital. Concurrently, we represented start-up companies seeking venture capital funding and began to introduce our venture capital contacts to the companies we were representing. That early relationship-building process has grown into a comprehensive effort to help both start-up companies seeking funding and venture capital funds seeking profitable new investments.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has helped thousands of companies raise billions of dollars in venture capital financing. We have more experienced attorneys focused on representing start-up companies seeking venture capital financing than any other law firm, and the deepest knowledge negotiating such transactions. We currently represent over 100 venture capital and other private equity firms, and more venture-capital-backed companies than any other law firm in the U.S.
Our attorneys are actively involved in advising venture capital funds on the legal matters surrounding the formation and management of these entities. We regularly assist with the creation of new venture capital funds and have played a key role in the creation of many of the legal structures of venture funds that are commonplace today.