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 Shearman & Sterling’s FinTech Foundry, 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.
Engage with our industry partners and financial institutions, investors and other startups within our network.
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.
Get ahead of any regulatory challenges as you expand your offering and upgrade from legacy systems.
Our multi-disciplinary team can advise on acquisitions and investments to grow your business.
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.
Ensure you stay protected with every deal you close.
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.
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.
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.
April 10 - May 1 – Virtual
Shearman & Sterling and OakNorth together have held a series of webinars on the Federal Reserve's Main Street Lending Program and other COVID-19 funding programs. The webinars discussed the Federal Reserve’s requirements, the ability to review and process existing clients to selectively underwrite new business and understanding other business requirements.