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CAINE T. MOSS

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  • J.D., 1996
    Harvard Law School
  • B.A., 1993
    Stanford University

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Caine Moss is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of the Technology Companies Group. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2010.

WORK FOR CLIENTS

Mr. Moss 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.

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, Trunk Club, Twenty20, and WePay.

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

MEDIA

Mr. Moss is the author of several articles, including "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," for the Practising Law Institute; and "Control: The Critical Issue in Negotiating Financing Terms," in The Entrepreneurs Report: Private Company Financing Trends, Fall 2008; "6 Things Entrepreneurs Should Do Before Selling their Company," VentureBeat, June 2013. In addition, he is a frequent speaker on topics related to securities laws and corporate governance.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Mr. Moss is admitted to practice in California.

RECOGNITION

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.