Law firm to help create investment opportunities for women-founded businesses

Yorkshire law firm Gordons was chosen by funding connector Fund Her North as their legal partner following a competitive selection process.

Fund Her North is a group of over 25 women in venture capital organizations who collectively have a combined investment power of £650m.

The Funding Connector is believed to be the only such organization in the UK that brings together women in the investment industry in this way to support female founders.

As the exclusive legal partner, Gordons will provide founders and their teams with legal advice throughout the funding process, including early stage, growth and exit. The company’s head of start-ups and emerging businesses, Amy Pierechod, will lead the relationship with Fund Her North.

Gordons has been the only legal partner of the digital and technology start-up investment network, NorthInvest, for more than three years and Pierechod is also the main client of this partnership.

Fund Her North founder Helen Oldham said: “We were very keen to work with a legal partner who understood the innovation industry and had already demonstrated a passion for supporting female founders.

“Our experience working with Gordons at NorthInvest has already proven to be a powerful collaboration and we look forward to harnessing the momentum we have already created and building on it to grow Fund Her North.”

Fund Her North was created in October 2020 by Oldham and six co-founders: Jordan Dargue, director of NorthInvest; Jess Jackson, chief investment officer at GC Angels; Charlotte Ashton, founding director of Implicite 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 the collective has entered into, the others are with global wealth managers UBS and retail and commercial bank NatWest.

Pierechod added, “We are honored to become the official legal partner of Fund Her North. The organization has come a very long way in a short time and has had a significant positive impact on women-led businesses in the North.

“At Gordons, we all look forward to playing our part in furthering the success of Fund Her North and the businesses it supports.

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