Adam Thatcher

Adam Thatcher

Partner
Adam Thatcher
Cambridge
+44 (0)1223 738805

Adam Thatcher is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups, specializing in venture capital financings and M&A transactions. Adam advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, with a particular focus on emerging growth companies and venture capital investors in the fintech, life sciences, healthcare, and technology sectors. Adam advises clients through every stage of the corporate life cycle.

Adam has been recognized for his venture capital and corporate work by the following industry publications:

  • Rising Star: Venture Capital in London, Legal 500 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Rising Star: Corporate and Commercial in Cambridge, Legal 500 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Recommended Individual: Corporate and Commercial, Legal 500 UK 2019

Adam has also been a speaker at various UK technology-focused accelerators and venture capital conferences and has written several articles and blog posts on financings.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Adam was a senior associate at Taylor Wessing LLP.

Representative Matters

  • Novo Holdings on its lead investment into Roslin Tech, as part of a financing round of £11 million
  • Ten Eleven Ventures in its lead investment in Immersive Labs as part of a financing round raising $66 million
  • Hopin, on its $450 million Series D funding round, led by Arena Holdings and Altimeter Capital, and its $400 million Series C funding round, led by Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst
  • Lead Investor, on its investment into Zepz (formerly WorldRemit Group) as part of a $292 million Series E funding round
  • Omnipresent, on its $120 million Series B funding round led by Kinnevik and Tencent
  • CIC, Arm and Avery Dennison, on their investment into PragmatIC Semiconductor as part of a $80 million Series C funding round
  • Zapp, on its $200 million Series B funding round co-led by Lightspeed468 Capital, and BroadLight Capital
  • Index Ventures, on its lead investment into Dream Games, as part of a $255 million Series C funding round
  • 7Bridges, on its $17 million Series A funding round led by Eight Roads
  • Recharge.com, on its $35 million Series B funding round led by SmartFin
  • Raspberry Pi, on its $45 million financing from Lansdowne Partners and Ezrah Charitable Trust
  • Tessian, on its $65 million Series C funding round led by March Capital
  • Vivid Money, on its $114 million Series C funding round led by Greenoaks Capital and its prior Series B funding round
  • Cutover, on its $35 million Series B funding round led by Eldridge
  • Streetbees, on its $40 million Series B funding round led by Lakestar
  • HM Treasury on the creation of the Future Fund, providing more than £1 billion of convertible loan financing to UK start-ups
  • Cleo on its $80 million Series C funding round led by Sofina and its $44 million Series B funding round led by EQT Ventures
  • Ribbit Capital, on its €15 million lead investment into Vivid Money
  • Index Ventures on its $10 million lead investment into Codat
  • CIC on its lead investment into AudioTelligence as part of a £6.5 million funding round
  • Citymapper on its Series B fundraising and its equity crowdfunding round
  • Tokamak Energy on its £35 million funding round*
  • MarketFinance on its £26 million funding round led by Barclays and Santander InnoVentures*
  • Second Home on its £20 million funding round*
  • Monzo, on its £113 million Series F funding round led by Y Combinator, having acted on all prior funding rounds*
  • Farfetch.com on its $397 million Series G funding round led by Chinese investor JD.com*
  • Onfido on its $50 million funding round led by SBI InvestmentSalesforce VenturesM12 and FinVC*
  • Gousto on its £30 million funding round led by Perwyn*
  • Olio on its £5 million funding round led by Octopus Ventures*
  • GV (formerly Google Ventures) on its lead investment into Scandit as part of a $30 million funding round*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

  • Morningside, on its lead investment into Ieso Digital Health as part of a $50 million Series B funding round
  • Closed Loop Medicine, on its £13 million Series A funding round, led by Ananda Impact Ventures and BGF
  • Novo Holdings on its lead investment into Exscientia as part of a $60 million Series C funding round and its follow-on investment as part of a $225 million Series D funding round
  • Endomag on its $20 million Series D funding round led by Draper Esprit 
  • Morningside on its lead investment into Immune Regulation, as part of a £25 million Series B funding round
  • Medicxi on its lead investment into Janpix, as part of a $10 million Series B funding round 
  • Evonetix on its £9 million funding round led by Morningside Ventures and Draper Esprit*
  • Temasek on its $90 million lead investment into BenevolentAI*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

  • The sale of Codeplay to Intel Corporation
  • The sale of Sphonic to Signicat
  • The sale of Minesoft to MLM2 and Warburg Pincus
  • The sale of Breaking Free Online to Lifeworks Corporation
  • Hopin on various buy-side acquisitions
  • The sale of Magic Pony to Twitter*
  • The sale of Grapeshot to Oracle Corporation*
  • The sale of Sonalytic to Spotify*
  • The sale of Unruly to News Corporation*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Credentials

Education

Legal Practice Course(Solicitor)2012

Kaplan Law School

LLB(Bachelor of Laws)2011

Durham University

Admissions

Bars

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Recognition & Awards

  • Rising Star: Venture Capital in London, Legal 500 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Rising Star: Corporate and Commercial in Cambridge, Legal 500 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023

Publications