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Kha Q. Dang

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Partner

Kha Dang is a partner in Perkins Coie's Seattle office and a member of the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice.  Kha's practice focuses on the corporate and transactional needs of startups and high growth technology companies, including corporate formation and founders issues, angel and venture capital financing, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.  Kha has been advising startups and high growth companies since 1999, from both outside the law firm and as a former in-house general counsel.  Kha serves as a key advisor to his clients on fundraising and strategic transactions, bringing a hands-on, practical and business-oriented approach to legal services.  Kha's clients include companies in the interactive entertainment, digital media, cloud services, and cleantech sectors and the investors that invest in them.  Kha is a frequent speaker on the topics of formation issues, startup issues, and angel and venture capital financing and has been listed in Washington Law & Politics, as a "Rising Star of Washington Law". Kha recently served as chair of Perkins Coie's Seattle Diversity Committee and Perkins Coie's Seattle Community Service Committee and on the Hiring Committee. Kha is co-founder of Digital Cleantech Seattle.   

REPRESENTATIVE COMPANY CLIENTS

  • Ace in the Hole Inc. (retail)
  • Anomo Inc. (social media)
  • Ascentium Inc. (digital advertising agency)
  • AudioSocket (music as a service) 
  • Automated Industries Inc. (artificial intelligence for interactive entertainment)
  • Banyan Branch Inc. (interactive agency) 
  • Big Fish Games Inc. (interactive entertainment)
  • Bodsix Inc. (interactive entertainment)
  • Clario Medical Imaging Inc. (healthcare IT)
  • DistinctDev Inc. (interactive entertainment)
  • Givver Inc. (social media)
  • Mad Fiber Inc. (carbon fiber wheels)
  • Oberon Inc., (renewable resources)
  • Outerwall Inc. (automated retail solutions)
  • Pinion Inc. (interactive entertainment)
  • Red Lotus Technologies (mobile)
  • Scope5 Inc. (cleantech)
  • Symform Inc. (cloud services)
  • Talyst Inc. (healthcare IT)
  • TrackSimple Inc. (analytics)
  • Zhurosoft LLC (interactive entertainment)
REPRESENTATIVE INVESTOR CLIENTS
  • WestRiver Capital, LLC 
  • Madrona Venture Group
  • Ignition Partners
  • OVP Venture Partners

Professional Recognition

  • Frequent speaker on the topics of formation issues, startup issues and angel and venture capital financing
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Rising Stars of Washington Law," 2004, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2013
  • Perkins Coie Venture Capital Law practice achieved "Best Law Firm National Tier 1 Ranking" by U.S. News & World Report, 2011 - 2012
  • Perkins Coie Interactive Entertainment practice ranked #1 Law Firm by Interactive Age in the area of video games, new media and interactive entertainment.

Professional Leadership

  • Asian Bar Association of Washington, Board Member, 1999 - 2003; 2007; Membership Chair, 1999 - 2003
  • Northwest Entrepreneur Network, Board Member; First Look Forum Committee Member, 2011 - 2012

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, 1999 - 2005; 2006 - present
  • CoCo Communications, Seattle, WA, General Counsel, 2005

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999
  • University of Washington, B.A., English, magna cum laude, with honors, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Languages

  • Vietnamese