DLA Piper represented Jeeves Inc., an innovative expense management platform for fast-growing companies in global markets, in a US$57 million Series B funding round led by CRV with participation by prior lead investor Andreesen Horowitz and other investors.
Jeeves will use the capital to fuel its continued international expansion, to scale its proprietary infrastructure to cover more currencies, to acquire new talent and to accelerate the onboarding of new companies to the platform.
“We were pleased to utilize our wide-ranging fintech venture experience to advise Jeeves on its latest financing round,” said Andrew Gilbert, vice chair of DLA Piper’s US Corporate practice and the partner who led the firm’s deal team. “This funding round will fuel our client’s rapid growth and enable it to provide advanced solutions for the global companies that rely on its platform.”
“DLA Piper has advised Jeeves since the earliest stages of the company across a variety of matters, and we are pleased to continue working with Andy and the team as we scale our global business capabilities,” said Sherwin Gandhi, co-founder and president of Jeeves.
In addition to Gilbert, the DLA Piper team representing Jeeves included associates Patrick Toolan and Patrick Harrity (all of Short Hills).
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