For ambitious individuals with big ideas on how to transform our industry.


If you are an individual or a team, partner with us to launch your next start-up. Our Firm and network of experts and operators will bring you market insight, experience and user feedback that will help you get to market faster.

We’ve teamed up with Founders Factory and together we will walk you through a world class venture building curriculum, help you validate your idea and business model, and MDR LAB will also provide you with pre-seed funding so that you can do what really matters: build great product.

Applications for this programme are now closed, please contact the team via email with any questions or for more information at

How it works



Tell us about you and your idea, or the problem you want to solve.



Let's get to know each other to see if there is a fit!



We try and avoid red tape as much possible but there will still be some essential paperwork and contracts to sign before we get started.



Remove all other distractions and spend two months working through your concept. During this time you'll receive a monthly stipend, and if we ever get back to our office we will make sure you have a place to work too!


Get funded

By this stage, you'll be ready to come and present your progress to our investment committee. If we like what we see we will invest in your business and you'll move to the build part of the programme. If we don't, it's business. But it's personal. So we will do what we can to help you with your next move.



Let's get building. Spend a further 3 months with us to start building your product, assemble a team and get ready to launch!

Our Alumni
Left Quote We received formal investment from Mishcon and then entered straight into a commercial relationship. There is something in the water here that breeds engagement and intellectual curiosity and a culture where everybody just wants to help. Every time we are here it feels like home. Ryan Alshak, Co-founder, Ping Right Quote
Left Quote Here the whole atmosphere is almost set up to get a startup up and running. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve gone from concept through to having a working demo, and having lawyers say that they see the value in using our product. Edmond Bouelle – CEO, Orbital Witness Right Quote
Left Quote My greatest achievement is that my daughters are proud of me. They understand how hard it was for me to give up a law firm partnership to pursue this difficult path, and there is no greater achievement than that. Catherine Krow – Founder & CEO, Digitory Legal Right Quote
Left Quote The MDR LAB offers a really unique opportunity to embed yourself within a firm, access all decision makers and end users and get that real time feedback in a collaborative way that is so hard to get in the legal sector. We’ve crammed about 2 years of product development into 10 weeks. Denis Ancomb – Founder & CEO, Index Right Quote
Left Quote The insight that you receive is instantaneous, so you can respond and modify product quickly. Katasi Koronde – Solomonic Right Quote
Left Quote Being part of the LAB has helped me realise how lawyers are thinking about how technology can make their lives easier every day. They all had feedback and suggestions. We took that all on board and have released a number of features that are specific to the UK market. Ofer Bleiweiss – Founder & CEO, Everchron Right Quote