You have an innovative business that intentionally creates positive and measurable social and/or environmental impact alongside financial returns.
We can help your impact venture to secure funding, protect valuable IP, negotiate commercial agreements, and on-board impact-aligned staff.
We’re here to enable your impact. By combining our in-depth understanding of purpose-driven businesses with our leading expertise in supporting early-stage companies secure investment, we enable our clients to accelerate their positive social and/or environmental impact.
We deliver value by sharing our extensive legal and commercial experience, helping our clients to manage risk and take informed decisions, and by making introductions throughout our network.
Spotlighting our impactful clients
Our clients include a wide range of founder-led companies and spin-outs from world-leading universities, research institutions and charities.
They create positive and measurable impact in the following focus areas, for example:
A genuine passion and commitment for Impact
Our lawyers focus on advising early-stage and high growth companies and are driven by a passion to make great things happen. We enjoy our work and are flexible and pragmatic to work with. We regularly speak to social entrepreneurs through Virtual Pop-Ups and contribute to the sector beyond the legal issues wherever we can.
- The Founders Series
- Future Focus Green Series (delivered in partnership with Oxfordshire Greentech)
- Structuring for Success (developed in conjunction with accountancy firm James Cowper Kreston and Oxford University Innovation)
Through The Zebra Project we have cultivated a community of business leaders who feel that it is no longer acceptable to simply reduce the harm we do – it is time to actively do good through purpose and impact businesses.
In 2021, we completed 178 funding rounds for these businesses using our network of talented and trusted advisors. To download our Fundraising Report, please click here.
We also share free open-source resources that you may find helpful, such as our Social Ventures handbook and our collection of how-to videos for the impact-aligned community.