DLA Piper represented SoftBank Vision Fund in connection with its US$300 million investment in Wag Labs, Inc., a Los Angeles-based startup that provides on-demand mobile dog care services.
Founded in 2014, Wag! is focused on providing dog walking, dog sitting and dog boarding services on an on-demand basis via its mobile app. Wag! currently serves millions of customers in more than 100 cities.
The DLA Piper team representing SoftBank Vision Fund was led by partner Louis Lehot and associate Nicole Hatcher (both Silicon Valley) and included partners Brandee Diamond, Cisco Palao-Ricketts, Jeffrey Aronson (all Silicon Valley), Gina Durham (San Francisco), Danish Hamid, Jennifer Kashatus (both Washington, DC), Paolo Morante (New York) and Cathryn Le Regulski (Northern Virginia); and associates Nicole Albertson, Blake Jackson, Anton Ziajka, Stasha Loeza, Jameson Frazier (all Silicon Valley), Ian Hlatky (Los Angeles), James Duchesne, Amanda Rooney, Justyna Milewski (all Washington, DC), Kerry O'Neill and Adam Steene (both New York).
DLA Piper's global technology sector lawyers work across practice areas and offices to support technology clients at every stage of growth, from startups to fast-growing and mid-market businesses to mature global enterprises. DLA Piper's Silicon Valley office draws from the firm's global resources to bring a depth of experience in technology to venture capital and strategic investors.