start-up lawyers

It seems like everyone you meet these days has founded a start-up, works at a start-up, or wants to sell you a package for start-ups. Or maybe we spend too much time hanging out at tech incubators?

Here’s the thing. We work for a heap of tech start-ups and scale matters in this game. It’s allowed us to create tools and methods that help founders get their legal basics sorted quickly and cheaply, and it has helped us to get crazy good at capital raising. We are always working on a pile of deals, many of which involve international investors, including top tier VCs.  This experience is just gold for our clients.

You will find lots of guides on this site to help you prepare for the legals you’ll be wrestling with on the road ahead. Legal basics, capital raising in NZ and Southeast Asia, contracts, and exit – it’s all covered. We’ve also got loads of free legal templates to download – these are great for learning about common tech transactions, even if you don’t need to use the templates just yet.

Our team has learnt a massive amount about tech business over the years as lawyers, directors and investors. Our start-up clients get the benefit of that experience as part of the package, whether we are on the clock or catching up over a coffee.



“Simmonds Stewart provides Banqer the assurance and credibility of a large firm but with the agility and pace of a start-up.”

kendall flutey, ceo, banqer


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