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Mishcon de Reya announces M:Tech 2020 cohort

Posted on 18 September 2020

Today, Mishcon de Reya announced the latest cohort of companies who have joined their M:Tech programme, which offers free strategic, legal and commercial advice and mentoring to early-stage tech businesses during the critical first stages of growth.

Over the next twelve months, these companies will work closely with their dedicated M:Tech mentors on day-to-day legal and commercial issues, as well as receiving advice from lawyers in the Firm across the corporate, employment, IP, finance, real estate, tax and regulatory practices. The businesses will also have access to Mishcon's non-legal specialists in the fields of data protection, cyber security, blockchain and data science, as well as to Mishcon's network of contacts and connections.

Here are the 14 UK-based tech start-ups joining M:Tech this year:

  • 8by8 exists to empower the world of sport through cloudbased video and data analysis for teams and federations.
  • Amplifi uses AI and machine learning to enable financial lenders to communicate complex information to customers in a simpler, more tailored and personalised manner.
  • Flatfair helps landlords let their properties with boosted protection whilst helping tenants rent without having to pay a security deposit up front.
  • Glow aims to provide a central hub for victims of injustices to unite and take action, and also provides legal professionals with the much-needed tools to instigate and manage complex group cases.
  • Hertility aims to give women a visually clear image of their digital biological clock and reproductive biology, by way of a tailored at-home hormone testing kit.
  • InsurTechnix combines AI, analytics and automation to help cyber insurers properly price policy risks, and constantly measure their portfolio exposure.
  • Kwickscreen manufacture and design retractable, hygienic privacy screens with improved infection control properties, to replace hospital curtains.
  • OnCare is a digital care management software which provides care agencies with the power to plan, manage and enhance care delivery and staff communication.
  • Plural AI helps finance professionals save time and make better investment decisions by automating their research workflows.
  • Ponte guides beneficiaries and executors through the probate process and simplifies it, matching beneficiaries to appropriate financial solutions at the right time in the process.
  • PUBLC is reinventing the concept of search engines and changes how the content of the web gets organised, discovered and monetised.
  • Remix Robotics is an automation design agency that builds custom robotic systems, helping companies become more effective, cost efficient and innovative.
  • Sook transforms empty shops into adaptive spaces by installing a digital wallpaper, which then allows brands to customise the space online using Sook's space design and preview tool.
  • Synth enables developers to easily create realistic synthetic data for testing their applications.

Andrew Wolfin, Corporate Partner and M:Tech lead at Mishcon de Reya, comments, "We are thrilled to welcome these exciting young tech businesses and their impressive founders onto our M:Tech programme.

We believe that there is much cause to be optimistic about the outlook for tech start-ups and these innovative companies all encapsulate this, demonstrating the entrepreneurial drive that is needed to turn crisis into opportunity and transform the way industries operate.

We're greatly looking forward to working with the companies, helping them to overcome any challenges that may arise and guiding them through their growth and development."

M:Tech was launched in April 2019 to support young tech businesses in their crucial phase of growth, enabling them to navigate the myriad challenges they may encounter, safe in the knowledge that their business is properly protected. With the right expertise, legal advice and guidance from the start, they should be well placed to flourish and reach their potential.

The first M:Tech cohort from 2019 comprises eight UK businesses from sectors including eSports, retail, healthcare, financial services, blockchain and education:

To find out more about the M:Tech programme click here.

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