Our VC work goes beyond preparing and negotiating investment and shareholder documents. Clients choose us for our ability to support pivotal decision-making that can shape a business' future and our ability to negotiate difficult terms. We have developed our VC sector expertise through years of deep involvement in the startup ecosystem, including advising VCs directly.
If you are bringing any scaleable change to your industry, we are dedicated to assisting you in securing institutional capital from international and London VCs on the best available terms. We specialise in pre-seed, seed and Series A investments into emerging UK and international startups. Equally, once your round is closed, we offer our end-to-end support across hiring your team, incentivising employees through EMI Schemes and building your commercial contracts infrastructure. We also provide guidance through the process of closing rounds via UK crowdfunding platforms, with particular experience on platforms such as Seedrs and Crowdcube.
Through our work together you will obtain a trusted partner on your path to success, receiving support and a wealth of expertise to ensure that your rapid growth is underpinned with secure, fast, high quality legal documents and advice.
Term Sheet Negotiation
Series A Investments
Convertible Debt Financing
What our clients say
As the founder and shareholder of an engineering company, I found myself in a complex situation. I was being threatened with legal action unless I committed to a large set of demands and payments within an excruciating timeframe. The close-knit Accelerate Law team took a personal interest in listening to my story and quickly ploughed through all the documentation. They put my mind at ease immediately and began to work through rectifying the situation. The Accelerate Law team’s quick and effective help meant that I had the time and the mindset to properly investigate, understand and rectify the issues with the company. Accelerate Law exhibit the strength of character and professionalism that is so important when you really need help! I cannot recommend Accelerate Law enough.
We wanted better, more practical and cost effective legal resources and that’s exactly what we have achieved with appointing Accelerate Law. In particular, the commercial contracts are simpler, cleaner, and tighter. Since working with Accelerate Law, contract disputes or issues have significantly been reduced, saving us lots of time and effort. Simon is excellent, he understands some complex issues and relationships and is very good at responding to the specific questions asked in a clear and concise manner. I would definitely recommend Accelerate Law for all the above: commercial, efficient and effective legal advice that works for our investment business needs.
Co-Founder and Partner, ABLT Investments
As an early stage investor and incubator, we need entrepreneurial, solutions-focused legal providers who have a deep startup understanding and help us grow our investment business. Accelerate Law give us this in a highly flexible, efficient and approachable way.
Managing Partner, EarlyMarket