Helen Burnell

Helen Burnell
Good Growth Speaker

Helen Burnell

Principal Associate, Shoosmiths

Helen is a Principal Associate in Shoosmiths corporate department specialising in venture capital, growth capital and infrastructure investments. Helen advises both institutions and companies/founders on start-up through funding rounds and M&A. Helen works with a variety of clients but increasingly specialises helping investors and companies on capital fund raisings and advises the likes of Gresham House, Octopus Ventures, Triple Point, Pentech, QBN and Maven Capital Partners.

Helen also leads on Shoosmiths spHERe initiative – our network supporting female founders and venture capitalists within the VC space. Open to all women and men, founders or venture capitalists spHERe’s goal is help women to be successful through creating a forum for more meaningful networking opportunities within the VC space and to help address the disparities that exist between female and male entrepreneurs and the ways in which we can break down the barriers to making entrepreneurship more accessible to women, increasing funding access to start-up and growth businesses as well as addressing society’s role towards gender typical roles and unconscious bias that have created barriers to entry for women.