Darren Bartlette

Venture Financing and M&A

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“There is nothing impossible to they who will try.”

Professional Background

I am an associate in the venture capital and emerging companies practice at Manatt, based in the firm’s New York office. My practice focuses on transactional work in connection with venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. I have particular experience working with startups, technology-based companies and venture capital firms, and navigating the coordination and management involved in closing transactions.

Representative Experience With Emerging Companies

  • Represented Vectura Group, a British pharmaceutical company focused on inhaled therapeutics, in its $11 million premerger convertible note financing with EnBiotix, a late-clinical-stage rare disease biotechnology company focused on chronic respiratory disorders.
  • Represented Gamelancer, Inc., currently the largest online gaming platform on TikTok and Snapchat, with more than 26.5 million followers, in its sale to Wondr Gaming Corp., a publicly traded entertainment company on the Canadian Securities Exchange.
  • Represented Burrow, Inc., a direct-to-consumer furniture and home goods company, in its $10 million Series C-1 round of financing led by Parkway Ventures.

Areas of Focus

  • Venture capital financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial transactions

My Advice to Entrepreneurs
  1. Choose your team carefully.
  2. Make mistakes early, and learn from them.
  3. Vet your investors.