Startup Leadership Workshop: Fundraising Legals

May 17, 2023, 9:00 – 11:30 AM

CMS Edinburgh, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN

The terms attached to every £ you raise can have a huge impact on your growth, exit plans and day-to-day. We're therefore delighted to be joined by the CMS Edinburgh team who are experts in the legalities of fundraising at multiple stages. Spaces are limited to 15, book now. Grab a coffee, hang out with founders just like you and learn from the experts. What's not to like!

In-person event

About this event

We are delighted to be joined by CMS Scotland, THE go-to people for startup legal and tax issues, who will walk us through funding terms and everything you need to know.

The terms attached to every £ you raise can have a huge impact on your growth, exit plans and day-to-day. Every founder NEEDS to get this right!

The CMS equIP programme has a bounty of benefits to ensure you have a solid legal foundation to allow your company to grow.

Come along, grab a coffee and learn from CMS and fellow founders, the tips and tricks to knock that raise out of the park! 

Why Attend?

  • Free refreshments on arrival
  • Share an ask with fellow founders & startup leaders
  • Catch up with friends and make new ones
  • Learn from startup legal experts
  • Mix with founders at the same stage as you. Share wins, challenges and lessons learned 
  • Have your questions answered in a small group setting

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to navigate the due diligence process
  • How to negotiate terms without losing the deal
  • Everything you need to know about liquidation preferences
  • What your next raise means for your cap table & exit scenarios

This workshop is limited to:

  • 15 attendees
  • Founder or C-Suite Leader in a tech startup
  • Thinking about raising in the next 12-18 months

What you need to know:

Date: Wed 17th May, 2023

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm (arrive from 10am for coffee and refreshments)

Location: CMS Edinburgh, Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EN

Duration: Up to 2 hours

About your hosts:

Bruce Harvie is a partner in the Corporate Group, based in the firm’s Edinburgh office. He has a wealth of experience in acquisitions, joint ventures, group reorganisations, investment work, company disposals/exits and in providing corporate governance advice to clients across a broad range of sectors.

Craig Wilson is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Department and a member of CMS’ Energy & Climate Change sector group. With established expertise in mergers and acquisitions, investments and group reorganisations, Craig advises a variety of clients across all aspects of the corporate lifecycle from initial start-up and investment, fundraising through to acquisitions and ultimately disposals, in particular relating to the energy sector.

Check out what happened


  • Craig Wilson


    Corporate Senior Associate

  • Bruce Harvie





Wednesday, May 17, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM UTC


  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland


  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland


  • Caro Melendez

    Head of Operations

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director - Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Amy Kelly

    Startup Grind Scotland | AK Marketing

    Head of Marketing

  • Oluwaseun Olabode

    Startup Grind Aberdeen

    Director - Startup Grind Abedeen

  • Alexandra Lloyd

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Edinburgh Events Team


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