Law firm to help drive investment opportunities for female-founded businesses
Yorkshire law firm, Gordons, has been chosen by funding connector Fund Her North as its legal partner following a competitive selection process.
Fund Her North is a group of more than 25 women in venture capital organisations who collectively have a combined investment power of £650m.
The funding connector is believed to be the only organisation of its kind in the UK that brings together women in the investment industry in this way to support female founders.
As exclusive legal partner, Gordons will provide female founders and their teams with legal advice throughout the funding process, including early stage, growth and exit. The firm’s head of start-ups and emerging companies, Amy Pierechod, will lead the relationship with Fund Her North.
Gordons has been the sole legal partner of digital and tech start-up investment network, NorthInvest, for more than three years and Pierechod is also the client lead on that partnership.
Fund Her North founder, Helen Oldham, said: “We were very keen to work with a legal partner who understood the innovation sector and had already demonstrated a passion for supporting female founders.
“Our experience working with Gordons at NorthInvest has already proved a powerful collaboration and we look forward to harnessing the momentum we’ve already created and putting it to work in growing Fund Her North.”
Fund Her North was established in October 2020 by Oldham and six co-founders: Jordan Dargue, director of NorthInvest; Jess Jackson, head of investment at GC Angels; Charlotte Ashton, founding director of Implicit Advisory; Samantha Piddington, head of corporate finance at Deepbridge Capital; and Chi-chi Ekweozor, entrepreneur and founder of Assenty.
This is the third corporate partnership that the collective has entered into, the others are with global wealth managers UBS and retail and commercial bank NatWest.
Pierechod added: “We are honoured to become the official legal partner of Fund Her North. The organisation has come a very long way in a short space of time and has made a significant positive impact on female-led businesses in the North.
“All of us at Gordons are looking forward to playing our part in further enabling Fund Her North’s success and that of the businesses it supports.”