Venture Capital

Joelson has a wealth of experience advising businesses of various sizes on the full range of legal issues relating to venture capital.

In 2017, Joelson completed a total of 30 venture fund raises and raised a total of £119.64m, after raising £32.5million the previous year.

As well as PLCs and corporates, the firm has acted for venture funds and angel networks and has developed strong links with both the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA).

Our venture capital work is led by Paul Chiappe, who acts for and is a Partner in Jamjar Investments LLP (the early stage venture fund established by the founders of innocent drinks).

Recently the department advised JamJar on its investment in a newly formed events business under the Fast & Furious film franchise.

A new and prized addition to Paul’s client roster is a group of Chinese investors who are focused on the European EdTech start-up space, and he also has links with Emerge Education, completing four deals in the final months of 2016.

In addition Paul has taken a role as sole external legal advisor to Nest VC’s accelerator programme in London, supporting start-up businesses within the programme.

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