Local law firm, Stephens Scown, has partnered with Crowdfunder to become a sponsor of its Crowdfunder Local initiative in the south west.
As part of the agreement, Stephens Scown will offer legal advice to crowdfunding projects across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, initially focussing on IP advice and training.
Crowdfunder Local has been created “to reach into every city and region in the UK”. To date, schemes have already been rolled out in Surrey, Nottingham, Bristol, Plymouth and Cornwall – raising over £4 million.
Gavin Poole, partner from Stephens Scown’s corporate team in Truro commented: “We are committed to supporting businesses in the West Country and are excited to become part of Crowdfunder Local.
“Our partnership with Crowdfunder gives us the opportunity to reach into a rapidly growing industry with knowledge, support and advice for the thousands of project owners looking to launch their great ideas.”
Crowdfunder MD, Phil Geraghty, added: “Stephens Scown has shown true innovation by leading the way – showcasing how law firms and crowdfunding can come together to not only support local enterprise, but also provide a valuable service to start-up businesses, charities and social enterprises.
“Through this unique partnership we are creating a very strong combination of crowdfunding and legal skills. We are delighted to have the firm on-board as they support Crowdfunder Local campaigns across the south west.”