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The fast fast track – meet the clients of tomorrow

Fast-growth, tech-driven companies are reshaping the economy. But what’s it like to be their general counsel?

As the old joke goes, if you want to make a million from a start-up, start with three million. It is a market-dominated by founders’ visions rather than revenue-generating products. That typically means a lot of money is burned through before investors can expect returns. But, as recent high-value initial public offerings have shown, the rewards on offer can be enormous. Start-ups are also becoming hugely important to the wider economy. In the UK alone, they are worth nearly £200bn a year, according to a recent report by Virgin StartUp.