Adam Thatcher is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences group, specialising in venture capital financings and M&A transactions. Mr. Thatcher 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. Mr. Thatcher advises clients through every stage of the corporate life cycle, from startup to exit, and also acts for companies on crowdfundings.

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

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

Mr. Thatcher has also been a speaker at various U.K. technology-focused accelerators.

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

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Mr. Thatcher’s representative experience includes the following clients and matters:

Fintech Transactions

  • Index Ventures on its $10 million investment into Codat
  • Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, on its £113 million Series F funding round led by Y Combinator, with participation from General Catalyst, Accel, Passion Capital, Thrive Capital and Goodwater, having advised the U.K. challenger bank on all prior funding rounds since inception*
  • Onfido, an AI-powered global identity verification provider, on its $50 million funding round led by SBI Investment, Salesforce Ventures, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures) and FinVC*
  • Prime Ventures, on its lead investment into SME lender Iwoca as part of a £21 million Series C funding round*
  • MarketFinance, an online invoice financing platform, on its £26 million funding round led by Barclays and Santander InnoVentures, with participation from existing investor Northzone*
  • Trussle, an online mortgage broker, on its Series A funding round led by Orange Growth Capital, with participation from LocalGlobe, Zoopla and Seedcamp*

Life Sciences and Healthcare Transactions

  • Novo Holdings, on its lead Series C investment into Exscientia, a world-leading AI-driven drug discovery and development company, as part of a $60 million funding round
  • BGF Ventures on its investment into Closed Loop Medicine
  • Medicxi, on its €40 million investment into Orexia and Inexia*
  • Evonetix, a Cambridge-based gene synthesis company, on its £9 million funding round led by Morningside Ventures and Draper Esprit*
  • Temasek on its $90 million investment into BenevolentAI, an AI-powered drug development company*
  • Medicxi on its investment into Morphogen-IX, a Cambridge-based biotechnology spin-out, as part of a £18.4 million funding round alongside Cambridge Enterprise and CIC*

Other Technology Transactions

  • HM Treasury, legal task force advising HM Treasury on the Future Fund, which provides financing to UK start-ups and scale-ups in the form of a convertible loan invested directly by the UK Government
  • CIC on its investment into AudioTelligence, a Cambridge-based DeepTech company, as part of a £6.5 million funding round
  • Citymapper, an urban mobility platform, on its Series B fundraising
  • Farfetch.com, the online luxury fashion platform, on its $397 million Series G funding round led by Chinese investor JD.com*
  • Tokamak Energy, an Oxford-based fusion energy company, on its £35 million funding round*
  • Gousto, a leading online meal-kit manufacturer, on its £30 million funding round led by private equity investor Perwyn*
  • Second Home, a creative workspace PropTech company, on its £20 million funding round*
  • BGF Ventures on its investment into Garrison Technology, a U.K. cybersecurity business, as part of a £27 million funding round*
  • GV (formerly Google Ventures) on its lead investment into Scandit, a Swiss-based barcode scanning platform for mobile enterprise apps, as part of a $30 million funding round*
  • Olio, a food sharing platform, on its £5 million funding round led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from existing investor Accel and others*
  • Beringea, Felix Capital and Downing Ventures on their investment into Papier, as part of an $11 million funding round*

M&A/Exit Transactions

  • The sale of Magic Pony, an artificial intelligence-powered start-up, to Twitter for over £100 million*
  • The sale of Grapeshot, a Cambridge-based Adtech company, to Oracle Corporation*
  • The sale of Sonalytic, an audio detection start-up, to Spotify*
  • The sale of Unruly, a video ad platform, to News Corporation for over £100 million*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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Durham University

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