Comprising seven critical lessons for high-growth technology firms, the Aspiring Unicorns series will share insight on key topics ranging from data, disputes, IP to investments, and will be delivered in chapters over the coming months.

Detailing the prevent, treat, and cure strategy, the first instalment underpins dispute resolution and provides useful steps to businesses on how to best avoid a dispute from occurring, through to resolving a dispute should one arise, and preventing disputes in the future. 

According to recent data, the UK has produced a total of 21 such companies; conversely the US has played host to as many as 220 unicorns, reiterating the need for greater support for UK-based firms in reaching this status.

The Aspiring Unicorns series follows the recent announcement of the fifth cohort of UK tech companies to join the firm’s AG Elevate programme, a fast-track legal mentoring scheme for growing technology businesses. Across the UK, eleven companies were selected, and will receive support and mentoring from specialist lawyers at Addleshaw Goddard. 

David Anderson, a Corporate and Commercial Partner at Addleshaw Goddard who specialises in tech, said:

“Following the success of our AG Elevate programme, and the continued growth across the UK tech industry, it felt like the perfect opportunity to launch the Aspiring Unicorns initiative. 

“This series of content, revealed in instalments over the next few months, will provide accessible and crucial insight to high-growth tech businesses looking to scale up and strengthen their position within the market. 

Elvan Hussein, a Corporate Partner at Addleshaw Goddard, said:

“We’re encouraging high-growth tech firms and investors with a strong tech portfolio, to take full advantage of this fantastic resource.”

As part of the initiative, Addleshaw Goddard will host a number of related webinar sessions where chapters from the series will be discussed. 

For more information about the Aspiring Unicorns programme, visit