Fast Forward

Throughout our history, Slaughter and May has both supported and practised entrepreneurialism and innovation. Fast Forward is our emerging tech incubation programme which supports the work of technology entrepreneurs and innovators. Through the programme we share our market-leading expertise with a new generation of tech entrepreneurs and innovators, whose businesses have the potential to deliver meaningful improvements or increased competition across a broad range of business sectors.

Find out more about Fast Forward Cohort Four

Fast Forward Four begins

The businesses in the new cohort are:


Percayso Inform provides a data hub to insurers which takes in a wide variety of predictive datasets to inform insurance pricing and identify fraud. Percayso gathers data from sources including claims, credit behaviour and Open Banking data which it then cleans, evaluates, combines and models to predict insurance outcomes such as likelihood to claim, cancel or commit fraud.

Artha Health

Artha Health creates new therapies for chronic disorders and is the world's first neuromodulation focused startup studio. It is seeking to develop miniaturized devices, implanted via a minimally invasive surgery or same-day keyhole procedure that modulate the electrical signalling in the nerves.

Novus World

Novus is the next generation digital bank and lifestyle app for those who want to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Novus will create a positive impact for its members and the world around them with every interaction.

Axis Workshops

Axis is a web-based application for workshop and meeting facilitation which enables the creation of structured workshops. Participants can create content, vote and score through their smart phone. Everything is captured digitally with no-write-up needed and instant action list outputs.


Uncapped is a financing solution for European startups & SMEs, providing growth capital of between £10-£2m without interest, equity, warrants or personal guarantees.


There is no minimum size/shape/age/financial position for acceptance into our Fast Forward programme. We will be focussed primarily on the strength, uniqueness and promise of the concept and the team.

The programme is aimed at early‑ and mid-stage ventures rather than established businesses but applications will be accepted from newly-formed businesses through to the pre‑IPO/exit stage.

Our Fast Forward programme offers participants up to £30,000 of value add services including:

Legal Support

Support from our Emerging Tech and Fintech Team’s legal experts in technology, financial services, intellectual property, data, employment, competition and company law.

Model documents

Access to model legal documents – including non‑disclosure agreements, employment contracts and intellectual property transfers.


Introductions and networking opportunities through Slaughter and May’s existing networks and Fast Forward’s consultative panel of leading industry and legal professionals.


Tailored individual coaching and development sessions in crucial areas such as pitching, presentations, people management, communications and negotiation.

How valuable is the advice companies receive in the Fast Forward programme?

Shefali Roy, COO of API provider TrueLayer, which helps companies simplify the open banking market, explains why Fast Forward helped make a difference to the organisation. This video was filmed when we caught up with TrueLayer earlier this year.

How does Fast Forward help start-up companies grow?

James Blackham, co-founder of By Miles, which aims to provide fairer car insurance for lower mileage drivers, explains how being part of Fast Forward’s first cohort helped the company take off. This video was filmed when we caught up with By Miles earlier this year.

Slaughter and May is committed to supporting the start-up community during this challenging time through its Fast Forward programme.

What kind of growth do companies involved in Fast Forward see?

Phil Davies, co-founder of revolutionary e-commerce delivery system Magway, explains how Fast Forward helped his organisation grow. This video was filmed when we caught up with Magway earlier this year.