Orrick Advises Berlin Startup Contentful on $28m Series C Financing


Deutsch: Orrick berät Berliner Start-up Contentful bei Serie C Finanzierungsrunde über 28 Millionen US-Dollar

Orrick advised content infrastructure company Contentful on its $28 million Series C financing round, led by U.S. investor General Catalyst Partners and with participation of existing investors Benchmark Capital, Balderton Capital and Point Nine Capital.

Contentful is the provider of a content management system (CMS) that makes the distribution of content across different platforms significantly easier. In addition to its headquarters in Berlin, this year Contentful opened an office in San Francisco. The rapidly growing company now employs more than 140 employees.

U.S. investor General Catalyst Partners is a startup incubator for early-stage investments with approximately $3.75 billion in total capital raised, which has already been invested in innovative companies such as Snapchat and Airbnb.

Contentful was advised by an international Orrick team led by partners Sven Greulich (Düsseldorf) and John Bautista (Silicon Valley), both of whom regularly advise leading startups and corporate venture capital investors on financing rounds and M&A transactions.

The Orrick team also included senior associate John Harrison (Technology Companies Group, Silicon Valley), associates Johannes Rüberg and Vanessa Sousa Höhl (both M&A and Private Equity, Düsseldorf), partner Stefan Schultes-Schnitzlein and associate Markus Piontek (both Tax, Düsseldorf), and senior counsel Mitchel Pahl (Compensation and Benefits, New York).