Wiggin and Dana announced the launch of wiggin(x), a new division designed to meet the needs of emerging and high growth companies, their investors and their founders. Already a leading law firm for emerging company and venture capital transactions in the Northeast, serving hundreds of clients in the space every year, the division’s brand reflects how its lawyers work with clients – not as detached legal experts but as trusted advisors and integrated team members who intimately understand their clients. As former startup founders, GCs of venture-backed companies, and investors themselves, the wiggin(x) team understands the challenges their clients face each and every day and they have the experience required to guide their clients to creative solutions. More information can be found at www.wigginx.com.
“The new brand reflects how we already operate in the marketplace,” said Len Gray, a wiggin(x) Founder and Partner. “Investors and founders seek out lawyers to help with issues and needs common to other entrants in the space. What sets us apart is that the wiggin(x) platform allows us to provide high level service while also providing the flexibility to find creative and cost-efficient solutions. We built the brand to demonstrate the intense focus and broad range of partner-level experience we bring to emerging companies, founders and venture investors, and how we align our insights and counsel with the world in which our clients operate their businesses. In this way, everyone in the emerging company ecosystem should easily see a place for themselves with wiggin(x), confident of partner-level support at every stage.”
With more than 35 lawyers dedicated to the practice, Wiggin and Dana has served emerging, high-growth and venture-backed businesses for decades. Pitchbook reports that Wiggin is among the most active venture capital practices in the Northeast, having served more than 250 clients in 2021 in the tech-heavy Boston to New York corridor. In addition to providing sophisticated counsel on a wide range of funding transactions, Wiggin attorneys provide clients a full stack solution, with areas of specialization that include M&A, intellectual property, licensing and tech transfers, employment, immigration, tax, fund formation, international trade compliance, dispute resolution, commercial contracting, real estate and more.
“Founders and companies seek actionable advice that can propel them from their earliest stages through funding to scale, navigating the full range of mission-critical issues, from funding rounds and IP to compliance and disputes,” said Paul Hughes, former Managing Partner of Wiggin and Dana and a wiggin(x) Founder and Partner. “Angel investors, venture and private equity firms and family offices approach us to help them review targets, structure investments, complete due diligence and close deals. On either side of the transaction, we are trusted partners every step of the way, helping clients navigate the shifting environment and maximize their opportunities.”
Wiggin and Dana recently advised:
- 6K Inc. in its $102 million Series D financing led by Koch Strategic Platforms and joined by new investors Energy Impact Partners, Albemarle, HG Ventures, as well as 6K’s existing investors (more here).
- Siemens in a $25 million strategic investment into WiTricity, a trailblazer in wireless charging for electric vehicles (more here).
- Ampla Technologies Inc. in its $40 million Series A financing co-led by VMG Partners and Forerunner Ventures, as well as existing backer Core Innovation Capital (more here).
- Las Olas Venture Capital in its equity investments in Mosaic, providers of an AI/ML driven vertical resource planning application, and Leverage, developers of a first of its kind AI-driven vendor relationship management platform that fully integrates with existing ERP systems. (more here).
“The wiggin(x) brand reflects our approach to client service and understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing emerging companies, founders and venture investors,” said Tim Diemand, Wiggin and Dana’s Managing Partner. “Wiggin and Dana is among a small group of law firms serving clients with an independent brand tailored to those clients. We are proud to be a firm at which our lawyers can take initiative, design services and innovate to better meet the needs of clients in a rapidly evolving marketplace. We are extremely excited for the future of wiggin(x).”