Trenton C. Dykes
Partner, DLA Piper
Seattle Area
Venture Capital Transactions, Emerging Companies, Securities Offerings, Securities & Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Corporate
Bio
Trent Dykes concentrates in securities and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. His experience ranges from advising startup companies about formation and venture financings to representing public companies with SEC compliance, corporate governance and other related issues. Trent has worked on numerous initial and secondary public offerings and hundreds of seed and venture financings. Trent also advises clients on securities law compliance related to emerging financing trends, such as incubation strategies, convertible securities (such as SAFEs and KISSes) and initial coin offerings (ICOs), token generation events or similar distributed ledger or blockchain-enabled means for raising capital. His clients include individual entrepreneurs, early stage, venture-backed and public companies and venture capital investors. Trent is an editor and contributor to The Venture Alley , a blog about business and legal issues important to entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. Trent is the Seattle Office Hiring Partner and a member of the firm's National Leadership Group of the US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice.
Matters
  • Starbucks Corporation US$550 million public debt offering
  • Northstar Neuroscience US$120 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Imperium Renewables US$120 million Series B financing
  • Trupanion US$82 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Arivale US$36 million Series A financing
  • Pinkberry US$17 million Series B financing
  • MediQuest Therapeutics US$16 million Series A financing
  • Trupanion US$15.25 million Series C financing
  • Generic Medical Devices US$14 million Series A financing
  • Botanical Laboratories US$10.5 million debt financing
  • icebrg US$10 million Series A financing
  • Micronics US$6 million Series C financing
  • PokitDok US$4.3 million Series A financing and US$34 million Series B financing
  • Integris Software US$3 million Series Seed financing
  • Sale of PopCap Games to Electronic Arts
  • Sale of CitizenHawk to CT Corporation, a Wolters Kluwer business
  • Sale of Clipboard to salesforce.com
  • Sale of Noetix to Silverback Enterprise Group
  • Sale of Botanical Laboratories to Schwabe North America
  • Sale of Micronics to Sony
  • Sale of Pinkberry to Kahala Brands
  • Acquisition of ZipZapPlay by PopCap Games
  • Sale of Northstar Neuroscience assets to St. Jude Medical
  • Acquisition of Jaros Technologies by Noetix
  • Sale of Kinetix Living to Regence BlueShield
  • Sale of Pacific Edge Software to Serena Software
  • Sale of NetMotion Wireless to Padcom
  • Sale of Topline Solutions to NaviMedix
  • Sale of Scout Analytics to ServiceSource International
  • Amazon.com
  • American Giant
  • Array Health Solutions
  • Arivale
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Botanical Laboratories
  • Clipboard
  • Experiment.com
  • Generic Medical Devices
  • Healionics
  • Imperium Renewables
  • Integris Software
  • Kinetix Living
  • MedBridge
  • Micronics
  • Midfin Systems
  • Neah Power Systems
  • NetMotion Wireless
  • Noetix
  • Northstar Neuroscience
  • Pacific Edge Software
  • Pinkberry
  • Pluto VR
  • Pokitdok
  • PopCap Games
  • Scout Analytics
  • Starbucks
  • Trupanion
  • uZoom
  • Versium Analytics
  • Wellzio
  • Whitepages
  • Barclays
  • Ignition Partners
  • Madrona
  • Maveron
  • Polaris Ventures
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • Sigma Partners
  • Stifel
  • The Grosvenor Funds
Clients
Amazon American Giant Arivale Array Health Solutions Barclays Botanical Laboratories CitizenHawk Clipboard Experiment.com Generic Medical Devices Grosvenor Funds Healionics icebrg Ignition Partners Imperium Renewables Integris Software Kinetix Living Madrona Maveron MedBridge MediQuest Therapeutics Micronics Midfin Systems Neah Power Systems NetMotion Wireless Noetix Northstar Neuroscience Pacific Edge Software Pinkberry Pluto VR PokitDok Polaris Ventures PopCap Games RBC Capital Markets Scout Analytics Sigma Partners Starbucks Stifel The Boston Consulting Group Topline Solutions Trupanion uZoom Versium Analytics Wellzio Whitepages
Schools
2002
University of Washington School of Law
J.D.
Harvard Business School
Executive Education, DLA Piper Leadership Program
University of Washington
B.A. cum laude
Bar Admissions

Washington