Orrickhas helped Brainly raise USD 80 million in Series D funding from a group of investors including Learn Capital, Prosus Ventures, Runa Capital, MantaRay, and General Catalyst. Gunderson Dettmer advised Learn Capital on the deal.
Brainly is a Poland-based education technology company that operates a peer-to-peer learning platform used for asking homework-related questions by students, parents, and teachers.
Orrick’s team consisted of, in Washington D.C., Partners Jeanine McGuinness and Emily Tabatabai and Of Counsel Diana Gillis; in San Francisco, Practice Support Counsel Scott Porter; in Santa Monica, Partner Daniel Kim and Associates Chris Rosene and Michael Levin; and in Dusseldorf, Partner Christian Schroder, among others.
Gunderson’s team included, in Los Angeles, Partner Jeff Higgins and Associate Nick Feldman; in San Diego, Partner Brendan McCarthy and Associate Michael Dimler; and in Silicon Valley, Associate John Paul Karas.
Editor's Note: After this article was published, B2RLaw announced that it had worked alongside Gunderson Dettmer in advising Learn Capital on the investment in Brainly.
According to B2RLaw, "Krakow-originating Brainly has raised USD 150 million in total, more than any other Polish start-up." According to the firm, "Brainly is an example of a tech company whose growth has accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic, with its user base having grown 75% since April 2020."
B2RLaw’s team was led by Partner Roman Iwanski and included Partners Agnieszka Hajos-Iwanska, George Havaris, and Marcin Huczkowski, Counsel Paulina Wyrostek, and Junior Associate Tomasz Michalczyk.