The Bundle: June 2022

How does legal at Klarna use Slack? What advice can ex-Tesla lawyer, Laura Frederick, give to scaleup lawyers negotiating contracts against big industry players? What lessons did Paddle's GC learn from their recent $200m Series D? Find out in The Bundle.

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In this issue...

You'll learn about how legal teams at Paddle, Form3, Omnipresent and Thirdfort navigated their Series A, B, C and D rounds, how legal at Klarna uses Slack, innovating legal at an enterprise, contract negotiation techniques from Laura Frederick, and much more.

Introduction

Celebrating a year of The Bundle

Teresa Popoola, Juro's Community & Events Manager, introduces volume two with a look at the past year of The Bundle, and the insights we've delivered for scaleup lawyers.

Teresa Popoola is the Community & Events Manager at Juro.

Chapter 1

Slack hacks at Klarna

How can legal use Slack to work more efficiently at a hypergrowth fintech? Johanna Carlsson, Legal Director at Klarna, shares her top hacks.

Johanna Carlsson is the Legal Director at Klarna.

Chapter 2

Innovating legal at NatWest

NatWest’s legal team wanted to whittle down their contract database and make their legal documents more human. How did they do it?

Leigh Kirkpatrick is the Managing Legal Counsel in the outsourcing, technology & IP team at NatWest Group.

Chapter 3

The Series A round: Thirdfort

Thirdfort completed an impressive $20m Series A in March 2022 - what was the experience like for the lean legal team?

Sam Ruback is the Head of Legal at Thirdfort.

Chapter 4

The Series B round: Omnipresent

Omnipresent raised a staggering $120m in their Series B round, in March 2022. What lessons did the GC, Lucy Ashenhurst, learn from the milestone?

Lucy Ashenhurst is the General Counsel at Omnipresent.

Chapter 5

The Series C round: Form3

Form3 completed a $160m Series C round in September 2021. CLO Giles Hawkins shares his insights on managing stakeholders, selling your risk, and building exec-level trust.

Giles Hawkins is the CLO at Form3.

Chapter 6

The Series D round: Paddle

When it comes to the Series D round, the business is no longer a scrappy scaleup, but a mature company - so what changes for legal? Maryam Ziarati McLoughlin, GC at Paddle, shares her thoughts.

Maryam Ziarati McLoughlin is the General Counsel at Paddle.

Chapter 7

Contract negotiation tips for scaleups

How can scaleups hold their own in contract negotiations against big industry players? There's no-one better to answer legal's questions than Laura Frederick, Founder of How To Contract and ex-Tesla lawyer.

Laura Frederick is the Founder of How To Contract.

Chapter 8

Highlights from the Scaleup Legal Leadership Forum

We partnered with Wilson Sonsini and Silicon Valley Bank to deliver a full-day event in London, exclusively by and for the legal teams at high-growth scaleups. So what went down?

Tom Bangay is the Director of Content and Community at Juro.

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