We have a specialist team dedicated to helping startup companies, particularly in the technology sector.
Our specialist startup team works alongside early stage and high growth companies throughout New Zealand to assist with establishment, shareholder arrangements, capital raising and exits. Our startup team provides regular advice on taxation and employment. We understand the constraints facing high-growth companies and we've invested time in developing flexible, robust and cost-effective solutions.
We are committed to supporting New Zealand innovation in a range of practical ways. We regularly run events to benefit the startup community, including events highlighting success stories, and seminars and discussion evenings on topics such as capital raising, employee equity and term sheets. A useful resource is the article Call me maybe which discusses the types of legal advice early stage companies might require, and when.
We have also developed Back of a Napkin, an online tool that addresses the essential questions that should be resolved at the beginning of a project (revenue sharing, decision making and intellectual property ownership). This free tool generates a basic agreement that is both easy to understand and works from a legal perspective, and provides a great foundation for those who are just starting out but are conscious of getting key business and legal issues right.
Our clients include Vend, Letterboxd, 9Spokes, My Tours, Koordinates, Pocketsmith, Timely, WIP, Lil Regie, Sense Medical, Glassjar, Coachseek, Minutedock, Trineo and Twingl.
"Outstanding! Very responsive, they provide advice that is easy to understand and, where others come up with reasons why we can't do stuff, they give us a list of what we can do."
Chambers and Partners
- Finalist New Zealand Innovators Awards, Innovation in Financial and Professional Services
- Gold Award, NZ Design Institute's Best Awards for startup tool backofanapkin.co.nz