Tech investment network NorthInvest extends partnership with Gordons

Tech investment network NorthInvest extends partnership with Gordons

Digital and tech startup investment network NorthInvest has extended its strategic partnership with law firm Gordons following a successful three-year relationship.

Gordons has worked closely with NorthInvest’s senior management team since 2018, supporting its goal to identify, connect and develop early-stage tech startups throughout the North of England and enable them to fulfil their potential. The partnership has now been extended by the network until 2024.

As sole legal adviser, Gordons advises investors and provides guidance to startups to help make sure their businesses are ready for investment.

With the support of Gordons, NorthInvest has achieved significant growth and helped tech and digital startups across in the north to raise angel investment and access crucial support. Last year alone, the network facilitated £9 million worth of investment in 19 companies.

Commenting on the partnership extension, Helen Oldham, founding director at NorthInvest, said: “The last 18 months have been challenging, but it’s been fantastic to see both the motivation of founders and the appetite from angels continue through those difficult times.”

“NorthInvest is about enabling startups and innovators across the North to access funding, gain recognition and realise their potential.”

“Over the past three years, Gordons have supported the achievement of our objectives with their legal expertise and excellent connections throughout the region.”

“It therefore makes perfect sense for us to extend the partnership to support our ventures and investors in the North for a further three years.”

Gordons has offices in Leeds and Bradford and employs 170 people. The firm’s emerging companies clients include film production company HTYT, marketing technology platform ContentCal, and bid and construction industry software producer C-Link.

Amy Pierechod, who leads Gordons’s relationship with NorthInvest, said: “The North remains a key area for tech and digital talent and our work with NorthInvest demonstrates the potential for this region.”

“We work with NorthInvest investors to help make the deal process as streamlined as possible and we are incredibly privileged to be able to help connect northern investors with startups at a critical stage in their development. We’ve worked with some fantastic businesses already, including award-winning organisations with real potential for growth.”

“This renewal for another three years shows our continued commitment to emerging companies and the tech sector in the region. Leading the partnership from our side, I’m also keen to help nurture female founders and empower more women to try angel investment.”

Pictured: NorthInvest founding director Helen Oldham (left) and Gordons’s NorthInvest relationship lead, Amy Pierechod (right)
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