Leading London law firm Joelson has entered into a partnership with global early-stage venture capital (VC) firm and innovation accelerator Nest VC UK.

The international VC firm, headquartered in Hong Kong and with offices in London, Paris, Nairobi, Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta, has chosen Joelson as its legal partner based upon the firm’s excellent reputation within the investment sector.

The firm’s team of experienced solicitors will support Nest VC’s accelerator startups in London with the early stages of their company’s formation, assisting with a variety of legal issues ranging from employment law to intellectual property.

Nest’s partnerships with several global brands, including Infiniti Motors, DBS Bank, AIA and OCBC Bank have yielded successful innovation programmes to source, accelerate and invest in early stage B2B and B2B2C tech businesses from all over the world.

Recent investments in accelerator participants include Apvera, a threat management security system based on user and entity behaviour analytics; Creditable, a South-African software company enabling corporates to provide payroll-based loans and investment products to its employees through bank partnerships and AlemHealth, a Singapore-based startup dedicated to improving healthcare in emerging markets by giving local medical centres access to a global network of affordable diagnostic imaging, pathology, and specialist services.

Speaking about Joelson’s partnership with Nest VC, Partner Paul Chiappe said: “We are very excited to be working with Nest VC and its accelerator startups.

“Nest VC has an excellent reputation for finding and investing in some of the most exciting emerging businesses and I hope our wide range of legal services will prove useful to them.”

Karen Winton, Nest VC UK managing partner added, “We are delighted to be working with Joelson. Our UK business has been gathering pace over the past year, helping entrepreneurs and corporates come together and learn from each other.

“This partnership is a strong addition to our offering, boosting the many tangible benefits of our programmes in the UK.”

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