High growth technology businesses secure place on Addleshaw Goddard mentoring programme



David Anderson

Eleven high-growth UK technology companies have secured a place on the Addleshaw Goddard (AG) Elevate programme, a unique fast-track legal mentoring scheme for early-stage businesses.

Designed and delivered by leading lawyers at Addleshaw Goddard, successful candidates will now be assigned to a legal mentor and receive a package of support over the next 10 months.

The 2021 cohort will also receive access to professional industry networks, bespoke collateral designed by Addleshaw Goddard and a collaborative online hub, as well as the opportunity to work alongside like-minded business professionals in the tech ecosystem to help elevate and grow their firms.

With more than three times the number of applications received compared to previous years, the eleven companies selected span the UK, from Aberdeen to London.

Lawyers from across all six of Addleshaw Goddard’s UK offices will now mentor and work with the dynamic firms which include:

  • London-based firms Rosecut Technologies, Lumio Technologies, Flomark and Yayzy
  • Scotland-based BlackArrow Financial Solutions
  • Trojan Energy, headquartered in Aberdeen
  • Manchester-based Voly and Assif
  • Yorkshire-based Crysp
  • WhereIsMyTransport and JUST: Access, both based in Leeds and London

David Anderson, corporate and commercial partner at Addleshaw Goddard, who specialises in technology, said: “The pandemic has accelerated digital innovation and the integration of technology in all aspects of our lives. We must recognise the vast array of opportunities and expertise tech companies across the UK bring towards the growth and rebuilding of our economy.

“Addleshaw Goddard is the only law firm to offer a dedicated programme of this calibre, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome our 2021 AG Elevate cohort on board. Every company selected champions innovation and pragmatic solutions in the technology sector in which they operate.

“Alongside colleagues across the UK and beyond, we’ll use our expertise in the sector to work closely with the chosen firms to help them navigate their way through the legal challenges frequently faced by fast-growing earlier-stage firms in a bid to propel them into the next chapter.”

Now in its fifth year, the AG Elevate programme has supported more than 30 fintech and technology entrepreneurs accelerate their innovative businesses, helping many go on to operate internationally.

Originally designed for fintech firms, this year Addleshaw Goddard welcomed all high-growth tech businesses to the scheme and has also placed a greater focus on businesses with a focus on sustainability.



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