MiVentures – support for entrepreneurs and early stage businesses

For ambitious early stage businesses who are ready to grow, accessing the right expertise and support is vital to navigate the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

MiVentures is a programme dedicated to giving extra support to innovative and scaleable businesses – to make growth a reality.

The MiVentures team shares our clients' energy for innovative and disruptive business. This goes beyond legal qualifications – it is an inherent curiosity that allows us to listen and to understand the needs of up-and-coming businesses.

What is on offer for members selected for MiVentures?

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Expertise

Access to dedicated specialist 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

    25% discount on fees for specialist business and personal legal advice for the first 12 months*.

    *usage limits and exclusions apply 

    Support

    A dedicated mentor available to discuss legal and strategic issues at least once a month.

    Guidance sessions with a range of non-legal professionals to discuss wider matters such as strategy, recruitment, finance, IT 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. Access to 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 our network of entrepreneurs, investors, venture capital and private equity contacts. This includes direct introductions and invitations to events and introductions to other advisers.

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    Who is it for?

    Businesses should be:​

    Based in the UK

    Between 1 and 3 years and generating revenue (or about to) of more than £100k

    Looking to raise significant scale up funding within the next 12 months

    We are keen to support up-and-coming businesses in the following sectors: 

    • Financial services and Fintech
    • Energy and renewables
    • Satellite and space technologies
    • Agriculture and agritech
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Luxury retail and leisure
    • Cyber security and Big Data
    • Environmental and sustainable businesses

    How to apply

    To apply for the MiVentures programme please email miventures@michelmores.com. Please provide us with information on your business and market, funding to date and management team.

    If eligible, you will be invited to meet a member of the MiVentures team to discuss your business and ambitions in more detail and asked to submit your current business plan/investor deck.  

    Meet the team

    Tom Torkar

    Freya Lemon

    Richard Cobb

    Alex Watson

    David Thompson

    Charles Courtenay

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