Yorkshire tech start-ups and high growth businesses can now benefit from a specialist emerging companies service launched by law firm Gordons.

The firm, which has been sole legal partner to digital and tech start up investment network NorthInvest for more than three years, provides emerging companies and investors with advice ranging from initial set-up, to fundraising and exit.

Gordons’ start-ups and emerging companies clients include marketing technology platform ContentCal, which entered into an agreement to be acquired by Adobe Inc. in December 2021.

The firm has advised ContentCal for a number of years including helping the business secure Series A investment from Fuel Ventures and Guinness Asset Management last March.

Other Gordons start-ups and emerging companies’ clients include film production company HTYT, construction web application company C-Link and many private and corporate investors.

The firm’s head of start-ups and emerging companies is solicitor Amy Pierechod who also leads Gordons’ relationship with NorthInvest. She leads a multi-disciplinary team from Gordons advising owners of tech start-ups and high growth businesses as well as investors.

“Through our work with NorthInvest we have built up a great network of founder and investor clients and we recognise that they need fast, to the point advice that focuses on what is important to them,” Amy said.

“The launch of our start-ups and emerging companies service is to show we recognise the particular challenges faced by companies in these early stages and want to work with those businesses to help them grow.”

Gordons’ start-ups and emerging companies team has advised on all aspects of business operations including Series A fundraises, licensing and exploiting ideas and technology, commercial contracts and incentivising employees.

Amy added: “There is a tremendous amount of entrepreneurial talent in Yorkshire. Our aim is to be a first choice law firm for start-ups and emerging companies to enable entrepreneurs to realise their growth potential as quickly and effectively as possible.”