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Venture capital lawyers

With offices across the world, our highly experienced team of Withers tech venture capital lawyers and advisors has the in-depth market knowledge required to support investors and emerging companies in navigating every stage of the fundraising process.

We are dedicated and experienced venture capital solicitors, and use our deep understanding of the market to help investors and emerging companies navigate every stage of fundraising.

The Withers tech venture capital law practice spans our offices across Europe (London, Milan), the US (Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles) and APAC (Singapore, Hong Kong), offering a uniquely global solution to our clients.
Withers' tech venture capital lawyers advise clients at all stages of the funding lifecycle, including:
  • Growth and later-stage funding rounds (Series B+)
  • Early-stage funding rounds (Seed / Series A)
  • Venture debt
  • M&A
  • Bridge financings (including convertible notes, Safes and advance subscriptions)
  • Technology transfers & university spinouts
Our team of venture capital (VC) lawyers and solicitors sit alongside our legal firm's other market-leading practice areas serving founders and emerging companies.

As well as being a leading tech venture capital law firm, we are unique as we have a dedicated venture debt team, supporting high-growth venture-backed companies to navigate this alternative and less dilutive means of financing. Companies will commonly (although not always) take on venture debt closely after an equity fundraising (generally Series A/B and beyond), as this can give them a stronger negotiating position and access to more competitive terms. For more information, please get in touch with our venture capital law expert, Kym Jesse.
Greenbackers

Partnership

Promoting sustainable investment in partnership with Greenbackers Investment Capital

We have partnered with Greenbackers, a US and UK based specialist venture capital firm focused on climate & cleantech capital, to promote investment in low carbon innovators and tech-driven solutions to the climate crisis.

Through Greenbackers' network connecting investors and sustainable tech businesses seeking funding, we aim to drive equity capital towards investable climate and clean technology businesses. Our Withers tech team will also provide advice and practical updates on the latest market trends and practices.

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We take a look at the latest trends and the biggest issues impacting venture capital investors, founders, entrepreneurs, family offices and companies in the technology and innovation space. Hear from the innovators and disruptors who are driving change.

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Our team

James Shaw

James Shaw

Partner | London

James Shaw

Partner | London

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Susanna Stanfield

Susanna Stanfield

Partner | Cambridge

Susanna Stanfield

Partner | Cambridge

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Phil Robinson

Phil Robinson

Partner | London

Phil Robinson

Partner | London

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Sarah Melaney

Sarah Melaney

Partner | London

Sarah Melaney

Partner | London

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Joel Shen

Joel Shen

Partner | Singapore

Joel Shen

Partner | Singapore

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Andrew Gay

Andrew Gay

Partner | Boston

Andrew Gay

Partner | Boston

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M. Ridgway Barker

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

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Kym Jesse

Kym Jesse

Special counsel | London

Kym Jesse

Special counsel | London

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Tina Baker

Tina Baker

Consultant | New York

Tina Baker

Consultant | New York

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Neil Jones

Neil Jones

Senior Associate | London

Neil Jones

Senior Associate | London

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Mary Harley

Mary Harley

Senior Associate | Cambridge

Mary Harley

Senior Associate | Cambridge

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Charlotte Berendt

Charlotte Berendt

Associate | London

Charlotte Berendt

Associate | London

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