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Moonshot signs up Harper Macleod as partner

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Jim Duffy: signing up partners

Law firm Harper Macleod has signed up as a partner of Moonshot Academy, the growth accelerator for post-seed start-ups.

The accelerator was set up in July to plug a gap in funding for those businesses seeking to scale-up after securing initial investment.

It was the brainchild of Al Walker of Colombian-based workspace sharing company Siembra Co-working, Bill Morrow developer of online investment platform Angels Den, and Entrepreneurial Spark co-founder Jim Duffy.

They have recently hired Sharon Mars from the Liverpool office of Big Partnership and Gus Sekhon, previously head of European inflation at RBS Group. Mr Duffy is now taking a less hands-on role in the academy.

Harper Macleod becomes Moonshot’s first corporate partner in Scotland. Chief executive Martin Darroch said: “We are excited to be part of Moonshot Academy, which could be the ‘missing link’ in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

See also:

Mars goes to Moonshot

Moonshot launched for scale-up companies

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