Shearman & Sterling | Fintech 2020
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FinTech Foundry by Shearman & Sterling

As technology evolves, the provision of financial services must evolve along with it. It’s time to rethink traditional approaches to regulatory and legal issues. Through FinTech Foundry by Shearman, we provide startups, incumbents and investors with tailored guidance to build amazing products and kick growth into hyperdrive.

How Are You Shaping the Future of Financial Services?

Change the Game

Shearman & Sterling’s FinTech Foundry provides advice, support and insights to advance legacy financial services solutions.

How Can the FinTech Foundry Help My Business?

  • Ensure Regulatory Compliance

    Get ahead of regulatory challenges before they affect your business.
  • Get Off the Ground

    Set up your company, manage your IP and close your first round of funding.
  • Expand Product Offering

    Understand the legal and regulatory implications of new products and services.
  • Negotiate Deals and Contracts

    Ensure you stay protected through fundraising rounds and partnership agreements.
  • Fundraising and Exit Opportunities

    Receive guidance and support throughout fundraising rounds and exit negotiations.
  • Scaling and International Expansion

    Understand and climb the legal and regulatory hurdles to expanding your geographic footprint.
  • Network

    Engage with our industry partners and financial institutions, investors and other startups within our network.
  • Crisis Management

    Develop a plan to keep your business running smoothly during times of uncertainty.
  • Explore New Verticals

    Explore new and relevant verticals, while also understanding the business and regulatory implications of expanding into new product lines.
  • Stay Protected

    Get ahead of any regulatory challenges as you expand your offering and upgrade from legacy systems.
  • Create Value

    Our multi-disciplinary team can advise on acquisitions and investments to grow your business.
  • Network

    Engage with startups and other industry participants within our network to find your next strategic partner or investment opportunity.
  • Protect Your Investments

    Identify and remedy any legal and regulatory issues within your portfolio companies.
  • Explore Investment Opportunities

    Receive introductions to startups within our network to find your next investment.
  • Connect the Dots

    Our deep ties to the financial services industry and our emerging growth expertise help you to manage all aspects of your business.
  • Negotiate

    Ensure you stay protected with every deal you close.

FinTech Salons

FinTech Salons are events through which Shearman & Sterling’s FinTech Foundry brings together leaders in the FinTech ecosystem to network, share insights, and make connections.
 
  • Getting Ready to Raise Capital: What Founders Need to Know and Shouldn't Be Afraid to Ask

    October 13-15 – Virtual

    Partners Gillian Emmett Moldowan and Kristina Trauger and associate Cassandra Cuellar provided startup founders with a legal perspective on raising capital and negotiating equity compensation in a recent two-part webinar series, co-hosted with Quesnay.

  • Return of the Down Round: Financing Amidst a Pandemic

    July 28 – Virtual
    Matthew Lyons, Pawel Szaja and Cassandra Cuellar participated in a webinar with Ryan Gilbert, General Partner at Propel Venture Partners, and Kirsty Grant, Chief Investment Officer at Seedrs, on the state of FinTech financing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panelists also discussed FinTech investment trends, predictions for the second half of the year, investing in diverse founding teams and more. 
  • Rethinking the Workplace: Designing Return-to-Work Plans

    July 21 – Virtual
    Gillian Emmett Moldowan and Jai Garg participated in a webinar with Aneta Waberska, Head of Compliance at Ocrolus, on designing return-to-work plans for FinTechs and early-stage companies. The webinar also touched on how to balance employee wellbeing with business operations, the role of remote working going forward and legal and compliance challenges that should be considered when designing return-to-work plans.