Giving Startups an Unfair Advantage
Toronto, May 12, 2020 – McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the launch of MT>Ventures. We are consistently iterating our model to deliver innovative services beyond pure legal services that speak to critical market needs. MT>Ventures was created to support the important work of the startup and scale-up ecosystem, providing a range of legal and non-legal services to emerging companies.
The decision to launch MT>Ventures comes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when many businesses are struggling – but we are seeing increased collaboration and innovation within the startup community that is rallying to meet the emerging needs of the Canadian marketplace and serve the greater good.
“Startups are going to play a critical role in re-invigorating our economy through the pandemic and through the oil crisis. I wake up every morning thinking about opportunities for our clients,” said Aliya Ramji, co-founder of MT>Ventures. “I want to bring every ounce of our bench strength to bear on the needs of our clients. Our future depends on the work we do now.”
Aliya Ramji, who previously served as the General Counsel of a successful Toronto based health-tech startup is embedded within Canada’s vibrant startup sector and brings a deep network made up of founders, investors, and academia.
“The goal of MT>Ventures is to act as a powerful ally by providing strategic counsel to a small number of startups that have the potential to make significant market impact,” Aliya explains. “Leveraging the deep connections of McCarthy Tétrault, and the expertise of trusted advisors and industry leaders, MT>Ventures partners with startups to navigate the challenges and inevitable obstacles by identifying opportunities that can propel their businesses forward.”
The MT>Ventures team invites emerging companies into the McCarthy Tétrault community, partnering with startups to provide disproportionate value. The team thinks and acts like co-founders, with an elite roster of lawyers and professionals that bring a rare-mix of legal and entrepreneurial DNA that will support an entrepreneur’s long-term success.
MT>Ventures is a wholly owned division of McCarthy Tétrault LLP. To learn more, please click here.
About McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City, NY and London, UK.
Built on an integrated approach of the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.
MT>Divisions are a group of businesses that have been either acquired or developed by McCarthy Tétrault. Each business operates as a separate division and leverages business, data, technology and other consultants to provide solutions for clients. MT>Divisions seeks to achieve the best of two worlds: the entrepreneurial spirit, agile operations and light footprint of startups; and the focus on the calibre of McCarthy Tétrault. To learn more, please click here.