Growth investments, spin-outs, start-ups and Start to Scale

Our corporate lawyers work with entrepreneurs, spin-outs and start-ups to raise capital and support business growth. 

Our market-leading corporate team supports some of the most innovative, high-growth companies and spin-outs in the UK to raise their initial growth (start-up/seed) capital. We also work with high net worth angel investors, angel syndicates and family offices looking to invest in such companies. 

Our corporate solicitors are alive to the issues facing such businesses. The team supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem in which it works through pro bono mentoring arrangements and partnerships with promising incubators and accelerators such as Bright Red Triangle, Edinburgh Innovations Students, the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and the Launch Academy by ORE Catapult.

Our team knows the fundraising process can be daunting. Therefore, our advice is always in plain English and without jargon. We help our clients in their investment decision-making process and ensure strong foundations are set at the outset, which helps ambitious entrepreneurs deliver on their potential. Because we are very active at each stage of the growth company lifecycle, we add value by ensuring entrepreneurs can grow their businesses quickly.

Our Start to Scale initiative helps supercharge, and support, our start-ups and scale-ups by providing access to essential resources, insight from key stakeholders in the business community as well as in person market square events. Read more here.

Two Big Ears

Acted for Scottish-based spatial audio developer Two Big Ears on its angel financing rounds and the ultimate sale of the company to Facebook.

Power Enable Solutions

Acted for cleantech Power Enable Solutions on its angel investment round.


Acted for TestCard, a multi-award-winning medical technology business with a groundbreaking at-home diagnostic test kit and mobile application, in its various investment rounds, including its most recent £4.5 million EIS equity round.


Acted for data collaboration platform Graphy on its seed and Series A financing rounds led by significant European and US funds.


Acted for virtual events start-up HeySummit Limited in a seed financing by Techstart Ventures.

FreeFlow Technologies

Acted for e-bike technology company FreeFlow Technologies Limited in relation to an equity investment into the company by investors including Foresight Williams Group, Kelvin Capital and Scottish Enterprise.

Machine Labs

Acted for machine learning marketing specialist Machine Labs in its seed and Future Fund financings.


Acted for leading facial performance capture specialist DI4D on its start-up and growth financings.