Iain is head of Withers tech innovation and client delivery.He has a specialist practice advising venture capital investors and venture-backed companies operating in the innovation economy.
Iain has over ten years' experience advising investors, companies and founders on venture capital financings, from seed stage through to later stages, with a particular focus on companies scaling up at the Series A/B stage and beyond.
Iain also advises on other types of transaction commonly used in the industry, including convertible bridge rounds (Safes; ASAs; convertible notes), venture debt transactions, and venture-backed M&A.
Iain has worked alongside Susanna Stanfield as part of the team that was involved in the publication of the British Venture Capital Association model form documentation for Series A financings, and coordinates the technology and venture capital special interest group within the firm.
Easy to work with, extremely responsive, fantastic critical thinking and ability to find workable solutions to complex problems. Iain Cockburn has been a phenomenal partner to work with.
I have worked with Iain Cockburn, a leading partner at Withers, an experience which was great in terms of confidence and leadership that Iain and his team brought to our legal dealings.