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And The Winner Is ….

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JAG Shaw Baker has been working with UCL Entrepreneurs’ Society to provide a commercial and legal sounding board to student-driven start-ups and to mentor budding entrepreneurs as they explore potential business ideas. As part of that, UCL created the Moonshot Launchpad progamme in 2016, a 12-week pre-accelerator program for engineering, science and tech start-ups. Sharmela Thevarajaha and Imran Bhatia, Associates at JAG Shaw Baker, were on the judging panel of the current Moonshot Launchpad. The nine finalists in the innovation program were primarily focused on the healthcare, fintech and energy sectors. Each company pitched their business ideas and faced tough questions from the judging panel. In…

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Through The Looking Glass At Unbound 2016

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JAG Shaw Baker was invited to attend Unbound London in last month. The two-day innovation event in December took a stratospheric leap into a hyper-connected future where change will occur in the blink of an eye and be driven more by society. The event kicked off in royal style with the Duke of York, Prince Andrew introducing Pitch@Palace – an initiative created by his charitable trust to guide, help and connect entrepreneurs with influencers, angels, mentors and business partners. Insightful talks and panel discussions followed, touching on topics such as augmented reality, chatbots and even digital love and relationships. Each talk…

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Artificial Intelligence, Robots And Techcrunch Disrupt

By | Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurs, Events, Investor and VC News, Knowledge, Robots | No Comments

  In early December, Techcrunch Disrupt London came to town. The event hosts Startup Battlefield which gathers early stage startups together on one stage to compete for the Disrupt Cup and a cash prize. As expected, the agenda was jam-packed with a wide-range topics from Brexit and walking robot dogs to flying cars and the continued disruption and innovation of Fintech. On the VC front On the venture capital front, Niklas Zennström, Atomico said that early stage Seed and Series A investments in Europe are now on par with the US, both in terms of amount of capital invested and number of companies….

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Entrepreneur First Wins Seed Fund Of The Year

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Last week, JAG Shaw Baker was one of the sponsors of GP Bullhound’s 2016 Investor Allstars. The annual awards pay tribute to entrepreneurs and investors in the start up ecosystem including Entrepreneur of the year to VC Fund of the Year. This year JAG Shaw Baker sponsored the Seed Fund of the Year category which went to Entrepreneur First (EF). EF is an accelerator but also a unique training school for entrepreneurs. The accelerator made news when one of their investments, Magic Pony, a visual processing start up, was acquired by Twitter for a reported $150 million (£102m). Congratulations to EF and all the companies and individuals who…

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Scenes from Four Years From Now

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Last week in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, our co-founders, James Shaw and Tina Baker gave a great workshop at the investor and start-up event, Four Years From Now (4YFN). The session, Break on through to the other side: tips and tricks for successful funding and financing, was given to a packed tepee at the event last Tuesday. Tina addressed the state of seed funding and how it has changed over the years. From Classic seed rounds to what the firm calls, Super Sized (Seed plus) rounds, Tina walked through the trends and what entrepreneurs should look for when they seek funding. Here’s…

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Learn The Ins And Outs Of Funding And Financing At Our 4YFN Legal Workshop

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If you’re a high-growth start-up headed down to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, Feb 22 – 25, 2016, then you won’t want to miss our legal workshop at 4 Years From Now (4YFN). The workshop, Break on through to the other side: A legal cheat sheet for funding and financing, is hosted by our two co-founders, Tina Baker and James Shaw. This 45-minute workshop will look at the state of funding in the EU and what the firm sees as trends in legal deals from our perspective. Our co-founders, Tina and James, will then talk about three basic things start-ups should have buttoned down…

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Crossing The Valley Of Death: Funding, Financing And Strategy At Biotech & Money London

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On Tuesday, 2 February, 2016, our co-founder James Shaw spoke at the Biotech & Money conference here in London.  The panel, Crossing the Valley of Death: Funding, Financing and Strategy, addressed investment strategy for life sciences companies and looked at the current state of the market for early stage funding, how to bridge funding gaps and how to position the company to raise capital as well as how to approach vesting criteria.   The panel included Sue Staunton, Partner, James Cowper Kreston; Richard Seabrook, Head of Business Development, Innovations, Wellcome Trust; Francois Martelet, CEO, NetScientific; Ayal Ronen, Vice President, FreeMind; and Goncalo de Vasconcelos, CEO, SyndicateRoom.

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