AI and health tech to the fore as 15 tech companies chosen for prestigious law firm mentoring scheme
Leading international law firm Addleshaw Goddard has unveiled the 15 high-growth tech businesses chosen for its 2023 AG Elevate mentoring scheme.
More than a quarter of this year's intake have AI central to their proposition, with Health tech also featuring prominently among a group which span sectors and represents the wide tech economy.
The largest AG Elevate cohort to date also features four early stage companies from Europe, joining the 10-month programme, which is designed to advance tech businesses in all sectors through legal challenges that arise as they scale-up.
Addleshaw Goddard was last year named one of Europe's top 4 most innovative firms by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, and technology (use of it and advising on it) is central to the firm's work with clients across all sectors – from supporting businesses management of tech needs and risks to helping specialist technology businesses with all of their legal and commercial needs.
Elvan Hussein and David Anderson, Partners and co-programme leads at Addleshaw Goddard, said:
"AG Elevate started life as a programme aimed at the nascent Fintech sector, but in just six years we have seen radical changes in the business landscape as tech has become central to almost every sector of our economy. Generative AI has been the focus of attention this year, but there is so much going on behind those headlines and our new cohort represents a microcosm of that activity.
"This year we also opened the programme up to our international network and the response has been fantastic – we're delighted to welcome two businesses from Ireland and two from France. In truth, many of these businesses have a global vision and supporting international expansion is a key element the support we can bring to bear.