MiVentures – support for entrepreneurs and early stage businesses

Michelmores operates a programme of services and support designed to meet the unique needs of entrepreneurs and early stage businesses.

Entrepreneurs and early stage businesses need passion, vision, advice and a network to help them navigate the challenges and grasp the opportunities that arise in the course of their growth. MiVentures provides the platform for a lasting and close working relationship between Michelmores and its clients. We see this as an exciting opportunity to invest our time in the businesses of tomorrow.

We have drawn together an integrated team of lawyers and other professionals from across the firm to participate in the programme. Each and every team member shares with our clients a passion for innovative and disruptive businesses. This goes beyond just qualifications and experience – it is an inherent curiosity that allows us to listen to and understand a business and its needs.

What is on offer for members selected for MiVentures?

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Expertise

Access to experienced lawyers from across our practice areas:

 

Business and property lawyers

across our corporate, commercial, intellectual property,
technology, regulatory and real estate teams.

 

    Personal lawyers

    from Michelmores' acclaimed private wealth sector team will 
    work with founders, angel investors and associates and business owners to
    help them keep their personal affairs as well looked after as their
    business, including:

    • Wills and powers of attorney
    • Advice on "Key Man" insurance
    • Protecting assets through tax and succession planning
    • Minimising disputes and protecting entrepreneurial wealth through family advice
    • Reputation management
    • Family investment companies

    Discounted fees

    Discounted fees for specialist business and personal legal advice.

    Support

    An allocated legal mentor who will be your regular point of contact in the team to discuss legal and strategic queries as they arise. Regular sessions with your choice of professional to discuss non-legal and general commercial matters, such as HR and marketing.

    International

    Access to our international network of professional advisors; including lawyers, accountants and other experts.

    Knowledge

    Regular updates on legal and non-legal developments relevant to you and your business so that you are ready for what may be around the corner. Access to a number of key legal documents such as non-disclosure agreements and privacy policies.

    Free subscription to "The View", our annual publication which gives interesting insights of both a personal and business nature from a selection of clients on issues and topics which are current and relevant.

    Forging opportunities

    Opportunities to access Michelmores' network of other entrepreneurs, private investors, venture capital and private equity contacts and business professionals.

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    Who is it for?

    Businesses should be:​

    Based in the UK

    Within the first three years of operation and generating revenue (or about to) of more than £100k 

    Looking to raise significant funding within the next six to twelve months

    MiVentures is particularly interested to receive applications from businesses active in the following sectors: financial services / fin-tech; energy and electricity / energy-tech / green energy; satellite and space technologies / space-tech; agriculture / agri-tech; crowd sourcing platforms; health and well-being; luxury retail and leisure; and cyber security. 

    How to apply

    To apply for the programme please send an email to miventures@michelmores.com. Please provide us with some background information on your business.
    If you progress to the next stage, you will be invited to meet a member of our MiVentures team for a more detailed discussion about your business.  

    Meet the team

    Tom Torkar

    Freya Lemon

    Richard Cobb

    Alex Watson

    David Thompson

    Charles Courtenay

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