Startups in the UK: Navigating the Next Phase of Growth

42 minute read | August.30.2023

As a startup gains momentum, new hurdles and opportunities present themselves, demanding careful navigation and strategic decision-making.

In this feature article for PLC Magazine, the second of a two-part series based on Orrick's Founder Series, Jamie Moore, Kristy Hart, Kelly Hagedorn, Scott Morrison, Cameron Carr, Emma Cameron, Anna O'Kelly and Hanna Hewitt explain the key issues and complexities that UK startups must navigate as they embark on their next phase of growth. From upholding directors' duties, securing financing, and fortifying the business against cybersecurity threats, to steering through financial challenges and seeking bridge financing.

Read part two here.

This article first appeared in the September 2023 issue of the PLC Magazine and is reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers. Subscription enquiries via

The first part of the series looked at key components of building strong foundations, from setting up a private limited company to safeguarding intellectual property (IP), key areas such as building and incentivising teams, and the complexities of data protection and key compliance matters. Read part one here.