Access to Answers: Preparing to unlock

Goodwin meets up with Cambridge Innovation Capital for a mini series to discuss hot topics and practical tips for entrepreneurs and start ups in the tech and life sciences industry.

In this episode Roshni and Carol talk about the practical actions a start-up can do to prepare for investment during lockdown, including:

  • The importance of IP assignment and service agreementsxamining your products and assessing product market fit
  • Developing KPIs
  • Planning for your next round of funding and thinking about Valuation
  • Cap tables

Stay tuned for our next episode on the art of Business Development in the “new normal” world.

These episodes are conversations about rapidly-changing issues and should not be construed as legal advice because we are not considering the facts of your specific situation. If you have a particular situation on which you need advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the information below.

Roshni Thakkar – an associate in Goodwin’s technology and life sciences group and primarily advises clients on transactions in the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors, in particular in relation to venture capital investments and growth capital.

Carol Cheung – Carol is a Principal focusing on a range of technology investments. Prior to joining CIC she worked in a variety of roles at several UK-based early stage tech companies, most recently as Commercial Director of Speechmatics, a Cambridge-based speech recognition start-up. She has a background in financial analysis gained from working in both the UK and Canada. She holds a B. Comm from the University of Toronto, gained an MBA from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School and is a CFA charterholder.

Playtime: 13 minutes 23 seconds