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Caine Moss, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Technology Companies Group, has significant experience working with software, telecommunications, Internet, and financial services companies through all stages of their growth. In addition, he has broad transactional expertise, particularly in the areas of venture capital, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and representation of issuers and underwriters in public equity offerings. He is a key contributor to Goodwin Procter’s Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. Mr. Moss has been recognized as a national leader in the tech space by The Legal 500 U.S.

Mr. Moss has recently represented:

  • AppDynamics in its $120 million growth equity financing
  • Trunk Club, a men’s online clothing retailer, in its $350 million sale to Nordstrom
  • Klout, a social media influence scoring company, in its sale to Lithium Technologies
  • A consortium of venture investors, which included Greycroft Partners and Upfront Ventures, in connection with Maker Studios’ $500 million sale to The Walt Disney Company
  • CyOptics, an optical electronics manufacturer, in its $400 million sale to Avago Technologies
  • 41st Parameter, a global fraud detection and prevention company, in its $324 million sale to Experian
  • EdgeSpring, a data analytics company, in its sale to Salesforce.com
  • Taiwanese software developer SpringSoft in its acquisition by Synopsys, Inc. for over $400 million

Mr. Moss’ current representative company clients include AppDynamics, Ayla Networks, BitPay, Bucketfeet, Boom Financial, CircleUp, Collective Health, Hello?, highfive, Kiwi, KIXEYE, Machine Zone, Motif Investing, RocketLawyer, thredUP, Twenty20, Vaurum, Wearable Intelligence and WePay.

Mr. Moss’ current representative venture capital clients include Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners, e.ventures, GGV, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Goodwater Capital, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Thiel Capital, Thomvest Seed Capital, Universal Music Group and U.S. Venture Partners.

In 2013, Mr. Moss was recognized as a national leader by The Legal 500 United States for his work on mergers, acquisitions and buyouts for venture capital and emerging companies, and in 2011, the Daily Journal named Mr. Moss one of the "Top 20 Under 40" lawyers in California.

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Moss was a corporate and securities partner in the Silicon Valley office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Mr. Moss is the author of several articles, including:

  • “5 Founder-Friendly Financing Terms that Give Power to Entrepreneurs,” VentureBeat (November 2014)
  • “6 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Before Selling Their Company,” VentureBeat (June 2013)
  • "The Basics of Founder Liquidity in Venture Financings," VentureBeat (October 2011)
  • "How to Select Your Company's Lawyer," VentureBeat (July 2010)
  • "Seed Is the New Series A for VCs," VentureBeat (August 2009)
  • "VCs Are Turning the Screws with Financing Terms," VentureBeat (April 2009)
  • "Private Equity & Venture Capital Investing: Legal, Financial and Strategic Techniques for Successful Investing," PLI
  • "Control: The Critical Issue in Negotiating Financing Terms," The Entrepreneurs Report: Private Company Financing Trends (Fall 2008)

In addition, he is a contributor to Goodwin Procter’s Founder’s Workbench blog and a frequent speaker on topics related to securities laws and corporate governance.