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Rufus King

Chief Legal Officer

Joined

2015

Honors & Awards

Rufus was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 US.

Education

Harvard Law School
JD

University of Oxford
B.Phil., Philosophy

Dartmouth College
AB, Philosophy


RUFUS KING
Chief Legal Officer

Rufus is a venture lawyer who has spent his career focused on venture capital firms and technology companies. Before joining OpenView in 2015, he launched the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship at Villanova Law School, serving as its initial Director. At the Center, he worked to build a bridge between the Law School and the entrepreneurial and venture communities by creating new courses, internships and a legal clinic.

Prior to his time at Villanova, Rufus was an equity partner at the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, where he represented a wide range of private investment funds, both in the United States and internationally. His clients included prominent venture capital, buyout and mezzanine funds. During his career, he successfully completed more than 100 fund formation projects. Rufus also worked with a select group of investors in private investment funds, such as pension plans, college endowments and sovereign wealth funds.


For OpenView to help entrepreneurs build great companies, we need to understand what makes companies great, and what specifically we can do to help them. This drives our focus on one industry segment, software, and valuing the people who have succeeded in that segment.



Rufus has also served as outside legal counsel to companies in the information technology, biotechnology and medical device industries, from inception, through initial public offerings, to public-to-public mergers. Representative transactions include: equity and debt financings (public and private); mergers and acquisitions; employment and consulting contracts; research and development agreements; and licensing and other intellectual property transfers.


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Rufus King

Chief Legal Officer

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