Michelle is Perspectum’s General Counsel and acting company secretary. She leads the Legal and HR teams in the Group. Michelle joined Perspectum in its early days having worked on our first fundraising round and has advised the Company on its road to raising £20m since 2013. She has seen the firm grow rapidly in headcount, geographical spread and revenues. Prior to this Michelle trained and qualified as a solicitor at US technology firm, Brobeck Hale & Dorr, (now WilmerHale) in London, working on large transactions for technology giants such as Bookham Technology plc and Parthus Technologies plc. Afterwards, Michelle moved to Blake Morgan, Oxford where she spent 10 years as a corporate finance specialist. It is during this time that she gained great insight and experience in dealing with early-stage spin-out companies, of which Perspectum was one.