MTech

Legal mentoring and advice for early-stage tech companies

Our M:Tech programme offers strategic legal and commercial advice and mentoring during the critical first stages of business growth.

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Companies awarded a place on the programme will be given access to Mishcon de Reya’s Technology Group – an integrated team of more than 40 lawyers drawn from our corporate, IP, finance, tax, employment and regulatory practices, working alongside non-legal specialists in the fields of data protection, cyber security and data science.

What M:Tech offers:

  • A dedicated Mishcon de Reya lawyer for up to six months, at no cost, to discuss any legal or commercial issues as and when they arise. We will discuss and agree with you the level of support you think you'll need
  • Access to key legal documents free of charge (shareholders' agreement, employment agreement, IP assignment, standard terms of business)
  • Fees discounted by up to 50% for any additional specialist legal advice required during the programme (e.g. your next fundraising, EMI/employee incentives, data protection, cyber security, real estate, dispute resolution)

 

  • Access to Mishcon business and networking events designed for founders of fast-growth businesses
  • The potential for Mishcon to invest in your business, in return for a small equity stake

Who the programme is for:

To be considered for a place on the M:Tech programme, businesses should be:

  • Based in the UK and in the first three years of operation
  • Generating revenue, with at least one active client or pilot
  • Contemplating a significant fundraising within the next six to 18 months

We're particularly (but not exclusively) interested in businesses operating in the following sectors:

  • Life Sciences
  • Leisure & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Cyber Security
  • Mobility

Joining the programme:

Thank you to all the businesses who have applied to the M:Tech programme so far. The window for the first wave of applications will remain open until Monday 30 September, so there is still time to apply before we announce the first companies to be joining the programme. Applications will be reopened in 2020.

  • To apply for the programme, use the link below
  • If you progress to the next stage, you will be invited to meet a member of our M:Tech team for a more detailed discussion about your business
  • If successful, you will be assigned one of our dedicated legal advisors who will plan with you how the M:Tech group can best support your business during the programme

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Have a question? Our team is happy to help if you have any questions, please get in touch

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