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PocketLaw co-founder: Prioritise experience for leadership roles at your startup

PocketLaw co-founder
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Olga Beck-Friis is the COO and co-founder of PocketLaw, a legal tech company that provides tools to automate the creation and management of contracts.

PocketLaw was founded in 2018 in Sweden by Beck-Friis and Kira Unger. The pair bring experience from consulting firm McKinsey & Company and law firm Mannheimer Swartling. 

The legal tech company is now jointly headquartered in Stockholm and London. It has secured €12m (£10.3m)  in funding to date, receiving backing from VC firm Atomico and angel investors from companies including Personio, Pitch, Pleo, and Gainsight. 

The company says thousands of SMEs and larger businesses across the UK and Europe use its contract workflow software, including mobility firm Voi and healthcare company Kry/Livi. 

In this week’s Founder in Five Q&A, Beck-Friis explains why you should meet investors you “least desire” for your cap table first, why you should avoid hiring too many junior people, and reveals a simple trick for preventing burnout....