Future Fund: The Final Details

Webinar | May.20.2020 | 10am - 11am (British Summer Time (GMT +01:00))

Webinar - Connection details will be presented upon registration

Yesterday, the UK Government provided an update on the Future Fund in support of innovative companies facing funding difficulties due to COVID-19. Announced in April 2020, the full details of the Future Fund have now been published here and the electronic application process will go live on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

This webinar follows on from our previous briefing discussion on this initiative and we will explore:

  • the full eligibility criteria for applicants and which investors will be matched
  • the application process, including who and how, as well as likely timing
  • a reminder of the principal commercial and legal terms of the Future Fund
  • what you need to do in order to be ready to make an application
  • a dedicated Q&A session to answer the most common questions from our audience

Please RSVP here if you or someone on your team would like to join us.

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech

Chris Grew Partner Technology Companies Group, Fintech

London

Chris Grew helps entrepreneurs and investors drive technological innovation throughout Europe. With more than three decades of experience delivering growth and funding, Chris is uniquely positioned to navigate high-tech’s interconnected commercial, financial and legal challenges and the disruption it brings to worldwide markets.

Drawing from his comprehensive experience, network and passion for all things geek, Chris forms an integral part of the European tech ecosystem. Chris advises companies in venture capital transactions, public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He also advises high-growth companies, investment banks, and venture capital firms on fundraising, international business operations and transactions.

As noted in the engagements below, Chris works closely with those powering the next generation of technology, from revolutionary AI companies to influential investors. His track-record and industry-wide reputation were noted in the most recent Legal 500 edition, which describes Chris as “excellent.”

Chris also serves as a Seedcamp mentor and judge, and represents many of the Seedcamp winning companies.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech
  • Emerging Markets

Shawn Atkinson Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

London

As Europe's premier tech business advisors, Shawn and his team have overseen several hundred venture financings, private equity buyouts and M&A transactions over the course of the last decade. Leading venture capital and growth funds, private equity, and high-growth tech companies rely upon his unsurpassed industry knowledge as much as his relentless commitment to their business.

In addition to sheer volume of deals, Shawn's incomparable market insight stems from his leadership roles at Orrick, the only global firm focused on technology, and his experience working throughout the UK & Europe, North America and Asia. Shawn leads Orrick's London Corporate practice, its Global Emerging Markets practice and co-leads the Global Fintech team. These complement his practice serving public and private companies in UK multi-jurisdictional and complex corporate transactions, including countless acquisitions and disposals, cross-border mergers, bankruptcy infused asset sales, recapitalisations and reorganisations. He is also a recognised leader in late stage venture transactions and in early stage private equity transactions in Europe and the emerging markets.

Drawing from his particular experience with technology and IP rich businesses, Shawn also advises technology companies from incubation through M&A exits, initial public offerings and other growth opportunities. His participation in the private equity and venture capital sector spans his entire career-with time spent in private practice, in-house and advising investors as well as investor-backed businesses-and affords him a deep knowledge and understanding of the industry and client needs and expectations.

Among the leading investment funds he has represented are ABN Amro Digital Impact Fund, Acton Capital Partners, ABRY Partners, Accel Partners, Apax Partners, Bain Capital, Balderton Capital, Battery Ventures, Beringea, Bessemer Venture Partners, Coatue Management, Columbia Capital, CommerzVentures, Evolvence, FTV Capital, Golden Gate Capital, Greenspring Associates, Headway Capital Partners, Innova Capital, Kinnevik, KPS Capital Partners, Marlin Equity Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, M/C Partners, Piper Private Equity, Piton Capital, Russia Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Summit Partners, Vostok New Ventures and Vostok Emerging Finance.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity

Ylan Steiner Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

London

Ylan is recognised as a leading advisor across private equity investing, specialising in venture and growth capital financings and related exits, including portfolio/ secondary disposals.

Following an earlier career as a computer software programmer, Ylan has a passion for the technology industry and advises financial investors and growth companies in a number of other sectors including:

  • Technology, including FinTech and Media
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Financial institutions
  • Energy and infrastructure
Jamie Moore - Orrick - Venture Capital, Fintech

Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate
  • Fintech

Jamie Moore Partner Technology Companies Group, Corporate

London

Jamie's practice specialises in venture capital with significant experience in advising start-ups through to unicorns.

Jamie acts for both early and late stage companies in intellectual property rich sectors and those who invest in them, including some of the most active venture capital funds, corporate or individual investors.

Jamie has a passion for disruptive technologies, innovation and entrepreneurial business. He has acted on countless transactions across a broad range of sectors both in the UK and internationally, but is most known for his experience in acting on investments into FinTech and Artificial Intelligence companies.

Jamie has deep knowledge of the practice area in which he operates and market trends, which he leverages to provide clear and concise advice on a range of corporate issues taking high growth technology companies from start-up through to exit.

He presents on corporate law and venture capital to clients and at seminars in the City, including practitioners’ conferences on practical legal issues in venture capital transactions and SEIS/EIS investments.

An active participant in the venture capital community, Jamie Moore has contributed to industry standard form documentation, acted as a mentor for various Seedcamp portfolio companies and hosted office-hours for the Barclays' TechStars cohort.