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Mishcon Academy: Digital Sessions – Back to the Future: Can tech start-ups lead the economic recovery?

When: Tuesday 6 October 2020Time: 15:00 - 16:00 BST

In this session, chaired by John Spindler, CEO, Capital Enterprise, we will hear from founders, investors and influencers in the tech start-up world on how early-stage tech businesses are coming out of the crisis, what the landscape looks like and what types of opportunities they can look to embrace.

Topics will include:

  • How tech start-ups will help transform the way industries operate.
  • How tech start-ups can adapt their models to meet new opportunities.
  • The outlook for investment in tech start-ups – how has it changed, what can we expect to see in the future?
  • How tech start-ups can best position themselves for investment.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link and password to join this live session. If you think this would be of interest to any of your colleagues, please forward this invitation so that they can register for the event.

Please click here to view our guide for participants.


  • John Spindler is the CEO of Capital Enterprise, and Founder/General Partner of AI Seed and London Co-Investment Fund, which is supported by the London Mayor. The highly regarded entrepreneur, investor and venture capitalist has a career spanning more than 15 years, and has been a key player in establishing a culture of innovation and investment in the UK’s fast-growing tech scene. He is also a director of Conception X, an accelerator programme for PHDs backed by Barclays.
  • Andrew Wolfin is a Corporate Partner at Mishcon de Reya and the lead partner for M:Tech, Mishcon de Reya's legal mentoring and advice programme for early-stage tech companies. He is a highly experienced transactional and commercial advisory lawyer, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders' agreements and complex commercial contracts. His work is both in the UK and overseas, with a particular focus on entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.
  • Sherry Coutu is a serial entrepreneur, founder and angel investor. She founded M:Tech business Workfinder, as well as Founders4Schools and chairs or has chaired Founders4Schools, Workfinder, Raspberry Pi, Digital Boost and The ScaleUp Institute. She also serves as a non-executive Director of Pearson plc, London Stock Exchange plc and as a Trustee of Raspberry Pi Foundation.
  • Sam Hussain is the Founder and CEO of M:Tech business Log my Care, a software start-up that aims to digitise and modernise the social care industry. The business has raised £1m in investment and now has a team of 8 based near Old Street in London, with their software used in hundreds of organisations and by thousands of carers every day.
  • Camille Rougié is the Co-Founder and CEO of M:Tech business Plural AI, an AI fintech start-up providing a knowledge-based search engine for the finance industry. Camille previously had eight years' experience in finance (investment banking and private equity) and spent two years at fintech start-up MarketInvoice, where she launched new products worth £1m in revenue to the business.

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