Co-Chair, Business Section


Co-Chair, Business Section
Co-Chair, Business Section

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Rose is a seasoned startup lawyer with a broad legal practice that includes over 15 years of experience forming new companies, structuring venture capital investments, and negotiating technology licenses. She routinely acts as outside general counsel to technology startups and regularly advises entrepreneurs and investors on formation, financing, and exit considerations.

Rose works with high-growth and emerging companies across various industries, focusing on technology startups. She has represented clients in over 250 venture capital and debt financings, representing over $1.5 billion raised. She also has extensive experience representing issuers in public offerings, including IPOs.

Rose is a trusted legal and business advisor to her clients for their entire lifecycle. She enjoys educating entrepreneurs and investors on legal risks (and opportunities) and creating agreements that allow her clients to get back to the true work at hand: getting their business up-and-running or to the next level of growth.

Rose has a strong commitment to pro bono and community. She volunteers her time with several startup accelerators, serves as a mentor for entrepreneurship programs, and has acted as corporate counsel for nonprofit foundations.

Rose is also an advocate of diversity in the legal profession and the venture capital ecosystem and is active in women’s leadership and mentoring organizations. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Denver, Colorado.

Before joining Moye White, Rose was a special counsel at Cooley LLP in Palo Alto, California.

Private Offerings
  • Fin-tech company in late-stage equity financings raising over $150M
  • Battery technology company in equity financings raising over $120M
  • SaaS company in equity financings raising over $100M
  • Cybersecurity company in early-stage equity financings raising over $15M 
  • Fin-tech company in restructuring and equity financings raising over $10M 
  • Venture fund in $50M investment in pre-IPO cybersecurity company
  • Venture fund in $25M secondary acquisition of shares in pre-IPO SaaS company
  • Venture fund in $20M early-stage investment in sharing economy company (now public with $65B+ valuation)
  • Family office in $20M equity investment in biofuels company
  • Sovereign wealth fund in $50M late-stage investment in pre-IPO cybersecurity company
  • Chinese venture fund in $65M investments in artificial intelligence (AI) company
Public Offerings
  • Revance Therapeutics in its IPO and follow-on public offerings
  • Ruckus Wireless in its IPO, one of the first IPOs under the JOBS Act rules
  • SteadyMed in its IPO and private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions
  • Website Pros (now its IPO and follow-on public offerings
  • Stockholders in their sale of common stock in Jive Software IPO
Mergers and Acquisitions
  • in its acquisition of Network Solutions
  • Private life sciences company in merger-of-equals
  • Private health-technology firm in multiple acquisitions
  • Game developers in asset sale to online game company
  • Private equity firm in sale of heavy equipment portfolio company
Publications and Articles

First Time Founders Series: No. 5 - Formalities
Galvanize Blog, September 2020

First Time Founders Series: No. 4 - Employees and Contractors
Galvanize Blog, September 2020

First Time Founders Series: No. 3 - Outside Capital
Galvanize Blog, September 2020

First Time Founders Series: No. 2 - Founder Equity
Galvanize Blog, September 2020

First Time Founder Series: No. 1 - Formation
Galvanize Blog, September 2020

Capital Access During the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Emerging Companies and Middle-Market Businesses
ColoradoBiz Magazine, April 2020

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

“Goldilocks & Her Dollar Bills: Right Size Your Funding & Private Capital”
Denver Startup Week, September 2019

“Alice & the Silicon Valley Rabbit Hole: Colorado vs. the Coast”
Denver Startup Week, September 2019

“How to Get Paid Working For Startups: A Legal Primer”
Boulder Startup Week, May 2019