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Bo Yaghmaie

Bo Yaghmaie is the head of Cooley LLP’s Business and Technology practice in New York and an active participant in the New York startup and venture capital ecosystem. Bo regularly counsels leading venture-capital firms and a broad range of venture-backed companies from inception through transformative transactions such as financings, mergers, acquisitions and IPOs. Bo is a mentor at Tech Stars and the Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship at Columbia University. He is also a member of the Cornell University Law School faculty, where he teaches a course on Emerging Companies and Venture Capital and is a contributing author to the widely used manual, Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation.

4 Recent Stories

Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity

Vesting: A Founder's Need to Earn Equity

An insider's take on what you need to know about vesting provisions in venture capital deals.
January 28, 2014 in Venture Capital
Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Why You Need to Take a Close Look at Dividend Provisions

Most dividend provisions fall into one of three categories. Do you understand the differences between them?
December 21, 2013 in Venture Capital
Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About VC Liquidation Preference But Were Afraid to Ask

Read the second part of a series that walks you step-by-step through a venture capital deal.
October 26, 2013 in Venture Capital
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

Read the first part of a series that breaks down what you really need to know about venture capital deals.
August 30, 2013 in Venture Capital