Gordons launches service for Yorkshire tech startups and emerging companies

Gordons launches service for Yorkshire tech startups and emerging companies

Yorkshire tech startups and high-growth businesses can now access a specialist emerging companies service from Leeds- and Bradford-based law firm Gordons.

The firm, which has been sole legal partner to digital and tech startup investment network NorthInvest for more than three years, can provide emerging companies and investors with advice on initial set-up, fundraising and exiting.

Its startup and emerging company clients include marketing technology platform ContentCal, which entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adobe in December 2021.

The firm has advised ContentCal for a number of years and helped the business secure series A investment from Fuel Ventures and Guinness Asset Management last March.

Other Gordons startups and emerging company clients include film production house HTYT, construction web application company C-Link, and many private and corporate investors.

The firm’s head of startups and emerging companies is solicitor Amy Pierechod (pictured), who also oversees its relationship with NorthInvest. She leads a multi-disciplinary team from Gordons that advises owners of tech startups and high-growth businesses as well as investors. 

Commenting on the new service from Gordons, Pierechod said: “Through our work with NorthInvest we have built up a great network of founder and investor clients and we recognise that they need fast, to the point advice that focuses on what is important to them.” 

“The launch of our startups and emerging companies service is to show we recognise the particular challenges faced by companies in these early stages and want to work with those businesses to help them grow.”

The Gordons startups and emerging companies team has advised on all aspects of business operations, including series A fundraises, licensing and exploiting ideas and technology, commercial contracts, and incentivising employees.

Pierechod added: “There is a tremendous amount of entrepreneurial talent in Yorkshire. Our aim is to be a first-choice law firm for startups and emerging companies to enable entrepreneurs to realise their growth potential as quickly and effectively as possible.”

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