Duke University, J.D., 2002
Wake Forest University, B.S., cum laude, 1999
Glen Caplan represents cutting-edge technology companies nationwide across a broad array of industries, including software, e-commerce, ad-tech, clean-tech, health care IT, digital media, video gaming, consumer electronics and medical devices. His representation spans the entire life cycle of a company, often consulting with entrepreneurs at the idea stage and expanding to include the initial corporate formation, angel and venture capital financings, venture debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities laws compliance matters and general business consultation. Glen also represents both individual and institutional venture capital and private equity investors in connection with their direct equity investments.
Glen represented Spreedly in its $75 million growth equity financing from Spectrum Equity; Dude Solutions in its $100 million-plus Series A financing from Warburg Pincus; Automated Insights in its acquisition by STATS, LLC, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company; and Cofounders Capital in a number of its portfolio company investments.
Glen was previously a partner with a boutique corporate law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, and an associate with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, corporate, securities/capital markets, venture capital, 2013-23; Raleigh Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year, 2023
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business law, 2019
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Star, business/corporate, 2013, 2016-17
- Triangle Business Journal, Triangle’s Forty Under 40, 2013
Represented Kevel (previously Adzerk), a provider of APIs enabling publishers to quickly build custom ad platforms, in its $11 million-plus growth equity investment from Fulcrum Equity Partners.
Represented ServiceTrade, a provider of operations and software solutions for commercial contractors, in its growth equity investment from Frontier Growth.
Represented Spreedly, a provider of online payments technology solutions, in its $75 million growth equity investment from Spectrum Equity.
Represented ArchiveSocial, a provider of social media archiving solutions, in its $53 million growth equity investment from Level Equity.
Represented TransLoc, a provider of demand-response technology for city-owned microtransit solutions, in its acquisition by Ford Smart Mobility.
Represented Dude Solutions, a provider of SaaS operations management solutions, in each round of equity funding, including its $100 million-plus Series A financing from Warburg Pincus.
Represented Second Nature (formerly known as FilterEasy), a subscription-based home wellness company, in multiple rounds of equity funding from a number of investors, including Arsenal Venture Partners, One Better Ventures, Bonaventure Capital and IDEA Fund Partners.
Represented First, a provider of artificial intelligence technology solutions to the real estate industry, in multiple rounds of equity funding and in its acquisition for an undisclosed amount to RE/Max.
Represented Farmwise Labs, a developer of artificial intelligence-powered autonomous farming robots in each round of equity funding from a number of investors, including Calibrate Ventures and Playground Ventures.
Represented Automated Insights, an artificial intelligence company, in its acquisition for an undisclosed amount by STATS, LLC (a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company).
Represented Validic, a developer of a digital mobile health platform, in each round of equity funding, including its $12.5 million Series B financing from a syndicate of investors including Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Greycroft Partners and SJF Ventures.
Represented Distil Networks, a developer of website security solutions, in each round of equity funding, including its $20 million-plus Series B financing from a syndicate of investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry Group, Techstars Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Correlation Ventures and IDEA Fund Partners.
Represented Bull City Venture Partners, an early-stage venture fund, in a number of its portfolio company equity investments.
Represented Cofounders Capital, an early-stage venture fund, in a number of its portfolio company equity investments.
Represented IDEA Fund Partners, an early-stage venture fund, in a number of its portfolio company equity investments.
News & Events
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- Jan. 8, 2021
- Aug. 20, 2020
- Aug. 15, 2019
- Jan. 2, 2019
- Aug. 15, 2018
- Jan. 26, 2018
- Eight Named “Lawyer of the Year”Aug. 16, 2017
- Jan. 26, 2017
- Eight Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"Aug. 15, 2016
- Jan. 27, 2016
- Aug. 18, 2015
- Feb. 12, 2015
- Firm Topped North Carolina Rankings in Eight Practice AreasAug. 19, 2014
- Aug. 15, 2013
- April 4, 2013
- Six Shareholders Among State’s Top 100 Attorneys, Two in Top 10Jan. 18, 2013
- Aug. 23, 2012
- Feb. 22, 2011
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