Cooley's Venture Debt attorneys have extensive experience representing banks and non-bank funds investing in emerging companies that do not have long histories of profitability or, in many cases, revenue. In 2008, we helped close over 150 financings. Given our firm's corporate base, we of course represent a lot of companies in these transactions. Our experience on both sides of the table translates into market knowledge and a high level of comfort when dealing with individuals in the industry—both of which are of great value to our clients. We also understand the laws affecting these transactions as well as the various factors influencing lending decisions in this market—beyond traditional financial analyses—such as a company's investors, its capital structures, the likelihood of future funding, intellectual property and warrants. Moreover, our clients enjoy working with us, because we put service number one and we are fun.