Peyton Worley guides emerging and established technology companies through their entire life cycle, and advises the venture capital firms and growth capital firms that invest in technology companies.

Mr. Worley advises companies from formation through to IPO and beyond. He regularly helps clients navigate:

  • Formation
  • Capital raising
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Leveraged and unleveraged mergers and acquisitions
  • Founder liquidity transactions
  • IPOs
  • SEC reporting and compliance

Mr. Worley draws on experience with a wide range of industries, including social, digital media, e-commerce, fintech, adtech, enterprise software, network security, gaming, content publishing, biopharmaceuticals, cleantech, and life sciences.

Given the volume of dealflow he handles, he has developed a keen sense of what is at market, drawing on a comprehensive perspective of the needs of both the company side and the capital side. In the course of a recent year, he handled more than 30 equity financings and five venture-backed acquisitions/sales. He also regularly represents issuers and underwriters in the capital markets, including on more than 25 capital markets offerings over the past few years.

Mr. Worley’s experience includes representing:

Emerging Companies

  • Ro, a New York-based online multi-vertical healthcare company, in its:
    • US$150 million Series D-1 financing led by ShawSpring Partners
    • US$500 million Series D financing led by General Catalyst, First Mark Capital and TQ Ventures
    • US$200 million Series C financing led by General Catalyst
  • Policygenius, a New York-based online insurance marketplace, in its:
    • US$100 million Series D financing led by KKR
    • US$125 million Series E financing led by KKR 
  • Foxtrot Market, the café redefining convenience for the modern consumer, in its:
    • US$100 million Series C financing led by D1 Capital Partners
    • US$42 million Series B financing led by David Barber’s Almanac Insight and Monogram Capital Partners
  • Axios Media, a prominent digital media news company, in each of its Series A, Series B, Series C, and Series D financings
  • Mojito, a NFT studio and tech platform, in its US$20 million Seed financing Ventures
  • Boost Insurance, a provider of licensed property and casualty insurance services, on its US$14 million Series A financing and subsequent US$20 million Series B financing led by RRE Ventures
  • Kaiyo, a full-service marketplace for gently-used furniture, in its US$36 million Series B financing
  • Tinybird, a platform that helps developers and data teams build data products, in its US$37 million Series A financing
  • Clay, a New York-based start-up company which automatically builds a personal rolodex based on your email, social media and other digital contacts, in its US$8 million seed round
  • Lerer Hippeau Ventures in many early-stage investments, including Topicals, Mundi Trade, PandoHR, and Mickey Group
  • Collaborative Fund, in many early-stage venture investments

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Ro, a New York-based online multi-vertical healthcare company, in its acquisitions of:
    • Dadi, a sperm collection and testing startup
    • Kit, an at-home diagnostics company with an array of customizable products, from finger prick blood tests to weight measurement tools
    • Modern Fertility, a high-growth reproductive health company focused on addressing gaps in women’s healthcare through fertility testing, research, education, and community
    • Workpath, a technology platform that powers on-demand, in-home healthcare services
  • Group Nine Media, the parent company of Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, and Seeker, on its:
    • Sale to Vox Media
    • Acquisition of PopSugar, a leading digital lifestyle brand for women
  • Prysm Collective, a post-production collective of content makers, editors, visual effects artists and motion graphics artists, in its acquisition by NEP Group
  • Blue Bite, the world’s leading connected products platform, in its acquisition by Markem-Imaje 
  • Telaria, a New York-based publicly traded adtech company, in its agreement to combine with Rubicon Project in an all-stock transaction, thereby creating the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform
  • Thrillist Media Company, NowThis Media, and The Dodo on their agreement to form media holding company Group Nine Media with Discovery Communications
  • StepStone Group on its majority acquisition of Appcast, a leading technology provider for programmatic job advertising in the US
  • Sunrise, a calendar app maker, in its acquisition by Microsoft
  • Gamechanger Media in its sale to Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • NetScout Systems, a market-leading provider of performance analytics and operational intelligence solutions, on its definitive agreement to acquire the communications business of Danaher for US$2.6 billion

*Certain matters above were handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • JD, Boston University School of Law, 2001
  • BA, East Tennessee State University, 1998
    summa cum laude