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Daniel I. DeWolf

Member / Chair, Technology Practice; Co-chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

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Daniel is a leading authority on growth companies and venture capital law — and has worked on pioneering online capital-raising methods since the Internet’s beginning. He is immersed in the national and international ecosystem of emerging companies and investors focused on start-ups. He has also been a member of NYU Law School’s faculty since 2003, where he teaches venture capital law. Earlier, he co-founded and served as managing director of an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City.

Daniel is Chair of Mintz's Technology Practice Group and Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice Group. In addition to his active legal practice, he is an adjunct professor of law at the NYU Law School. Daniel is also Editor of MintzEdge, an online resource for entrepreneurs that includes useful tools and information for starting and growing a company.

Before joining Mintz, Daniel was head of venture capital funds and a managing director of SoundView Technology Group, Inc. (formerly Wit Capital), a technology-focused investment bank. Prior to joining SoundView, he was head of the corporate and new media and e-law practice groups at one of the leading New York firms representing early stage and technology companies.

Daniel has more than 35 years of corporate transactional experience, both as a lawyer and as a businessman, and has been an advisor to many emerging and developmental stage companies. He is a board member of several technology companies and was a co-founder and Managing Director of Dawntreader Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm.

Additionally, Daniel is an author of a leading treatise on venture capital called Venture Capital: Forms and Analysis (Law Journal Press, 2007).

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — December 2022

December 7, 2022 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — September 2022

September 19, 2022 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — May 2022

May 25, 2022 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect Industry News: Spotlight on YUR Inc.

May 25, 2022 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — December 2021

December 10, 2021 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This edition covers the patentability of blockchain and cryptocurrency, SEC Rule 148, a Delaware Supreme Court ruling on the advance waiver of appraisal rights, and Miyoko’s Creamery.
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Mintz Venture Watch — Volume 1: A Report on Deal Trends from Q1 and Q2 2021

August 10, 2021 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Lewis Geffen, Jeremy Glaser

Venture capital investing continues to thrive across all sectors. During the first half of 2021, the Mintz team advised more than 65 emerging companies and investors in transactions in all facets of the life sciences, technology, and energy and sustainability industries.
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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — August 2021

August 2, 2021 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This issue of MintzTech Connect covers issues related to ransomware and mandatory vaccinations for people returning to private offices, plus spotlights on EcoCart and Stavvy.
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News & Press

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Mintz Member Daniel DeWolf co-authored an article featured in The Deal exploring the top five ways to accelerate the growth of emerging companies.
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Mintz Member, Chair of the firm’s Technology Practice, and Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice Daniel I. DeWolf appeared on FINTECH TV’s Digital Asset Report to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the private marketplaces, digital transformation in the private marketplaces, and venture capital activity and indicators.
Daniel DeWolf, Co-Chair, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, and Megan Gates, Co-chair of the Securities & Capital Markets Practice Group, authored this VC Experts Blog piece discussing how the world of raising capital has been evolving over the last several years.
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Mintz was recently named the exclusive legal sponsor of AREA, a real estate technology venture accelerator program based in New York City. As a sponsor, the firm will offer in-kind legal services to real estate technology startup companies participating in the intensive three-month program.
Daniel DeWolf, Co-chair of Mintz’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies and Technology Practices, and Associates Sam Effron and Rachel Gholston, authored this VC Experts Blog piece providing a clear overview of the best practices businesses can implement when using electronic signatures.
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Events & Speaking

Moderator
Mar
19
2020

Investing in Energy Transformation [Event to be rescheduled]

Briefing on Power, Technology and Security Strategies

Mintz, 666 Third Ave, New York, NY

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Speaker
Jul
30
2019

TechGC Roundtable

San Francisco, CA

Moderator
Jun
19
2019

Private Tech Investing Success Stories for Family Offices

Mintz, Chrysler Center, 666 Third Avenue, New York

Speaker
Apr
10
2019

TechGC Roundtable

New York, NY

Speaker
Apr
3
2019

The First Most Important Decision for the Entrepreneur: How to Choose the Right Corporate Entity for Your Startup

BioLabs@NYULangone

BioLabs@NYULangone, 180 Varick St., 6th Floor, New York, NY

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Mar
15
2018

Legal Clinic

NYC MediaLabs

Co-chair
Oct
27
2017
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Mar
17
2017

Corporate Formation Workshop

NYC Media Lab

New York, NY

Moderator
Nov
3
2016

The Changing World of Raising Capital

MintzEdge and Columbia Technology Ventures

New York, NY

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Daniel is a leading authority on growth companies and venture capital law — and has worked on pioneering online capital-raising methods since the Internet’s beginning. He is immersed in the national and international ecosystem of emerging companies and investors focused on start-ups. He has also been a member of NYU Law School’s faculty since 2003, where he teaches venture capital law. Earlier, he co-founded and served as managing director of an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City.

Recognition & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2015 – 2017; 2021 – 2022)
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Daniel is a leading authority on growth companies and venture capital law — and has worked on pioneering online capital-raising methods since the Internet’s beginning. He is immersed in the national and international ecosystem of emerging companies and investors focused on start-ups. He has also been a member of NYU Law School’s faculty since 2003, where he teaches venture capital law. Earlier, he co-founded and served as managing director of an early stage venture capital firm based in New York City.

Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, High-Growth Corporate Transactions, Cornell Law School at Cornell Tech
  • Judge, Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest
  • Member, Advisory Council to the Public Policy Committee of the Angel Capital Association
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Daniel I. DeWolf

Member / Chair, Technology Practice; Co-chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

New York