Startups and Seed Funding

We understand how exciting and how daunting setting up your business can be. We are deeply involved in the startup ecosystem in London and can help guide you through the various pitfalls that inevitably emerge for entrepreneurs as they begin their journey, with the longer term strategy always in mind.

Whether it’s incorporating your company, raising your first round of investment, hiring your first employees, establishing your option pool or signing your first big contract, we are here to help nascent businesses get off to the best possible footing;  we offer a deeply personal service, working with startups every day and truly understanding the pressures and needs of early stage businesses. We offer transparent pricing and fixed budgets for each project where possible and take the time to get to know you and your business so we can give you the very best support.

When it comes to investment, we know what the market expects from an early stage investment round and we know how to deliver it. We also have over a decade of experience advising on investments from SEIS, EIS and VCT investors. These tax-efficient regimes are a great source of capital for early stage businesses and we know how to ensure the investment meets the criteria set by HMRC.

We are proud of our various associations with accelerator programming over the years, including Accelerator Academy, Bethnal Green Ventures and PwC Raise. Our team regularly provides training to tech entrepreneurs on their journey to investor readiness.

We believe in and thrive on our longstanding relationships with our clients and take great joy in joining your journey as you grow your business.

Recent Experience

  • Crane Venture Partners in relation to its investment into Paid, transforming the procure-to-pay process.
  • Kindred Capital on its lead seed investment in product design and collaboration platform, Gravity Sketch.
  • Accel on its seed investment into Hopin, the virtual events platform.
  • Image compression platform Deep Render on its seed fundraising from Pentech and SpeedInvest.
  • Bethnal Green Ventures on its seed funding into farmtech company LettUsGrow.
  • The GP Service on its successful crowdfunding through Crowdcube.
  • Knowledge sharing app Qoorio on its fundraising from Mangrove Capital.
“Whether dealing with investment documentation, founder agreements or IP issues, their approach all builds from keeping the documentation simple and using language that makes decision-making easy for our team, investors and prospective partners. We always recommend Marriott Harrison to our peers.“
Run An Empire
“We love working with the team at MH – it really feels like they are part of our team. We would have no hesitation recommending the firm based on their speed of execution, commercial awareness, and quality of their work. The team are approachable, knowledgeable, and very responsive.”
Kindred Capital
“At The Accelerator Network we have supported more than 1000 startups, often helping too raise seed and Series A funding rounds. Our “Go To” lawyers, having worked with numerous firms, are Marriott Harrison. They just get it. Seed rounds, bridge extensions, Series A termsheets, investors, entrepreneurs, tight timelines – they are incredibly familiar with every aspect of the law that a growing UK tech business needs. We have seen this at close hand and in ways that work well for all sides, investors and entrepreneurs. Wholly recommended!”
Chair at the Accelerator Network