Startup and Entrepreneurial Business

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Essential support and a legal partner who understands the startup lifecycle to ensure the best chance of future business success

We work with a range of clients in the startup ecosystem, from startups and emerging high growth companies to accelerators. Our clients come from a range of sectors including finance, fashion, tech, creative, gaming and software amongst others.


  • Seed and pre-IPO capital raising and equity crowdfunding
  • Corporate structuring and governance
  • Employment arrangements and employment policy development
  • Intellectual property protection and management
  • Privacy obligations
  • Commercial contract drafting and negotiation including commercialisation agreements, confidentiality agreements, manufacturing agreements and terms of trade

Industry participation

We are proud to be a long-term supporter of the Brisbane and Perth Chapters of Entrepreneurs’ Organization  (EO), which is a global peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs. Our team frequently provide insights, legislation updates and thought leadership presentations to EO members. 


HopgoodGanim has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide across a variety of categories integral to startup and entrepreneurial businesses, including Leading Corporate Law Firm in Queensland, 2017-2022 and in Western Australia, 2018-2021; Leading Intellectual Property Law Firm in Queensland, 2018-2022; and Leading Technology Media & Telecommunications Law Firm in Queensland, 2017-2022.

Exceptional outcomes

Sniip / Sniip is a mobile based payment platform that allows customers to receive, view and pay bills. We've advised Brisbane-based Sniip since 2016, including advising on several recent capital raisings and their planned public float.
Tanda / We act for an Australian-owned payroll and rostering software start up in the negotiation of commercial agreements with its customers. One agreement recently negotiated was for an enterprise-wide roll-out of the software for an international restaurant group, to be used in the group’s retail outlets world-wide. This matter involved the negotiation of the implementation and integration, licensing and ongoing support for this solution.  
Propell / We have worked with Propell (previously Tappr) since their establishment in 2015 and have assisted them to fund and prepare for growth, including a capital raising through the issue of convertible notes, corporate restructuring and shareholders’ agreements. Propell is a financial technology company that designs and develops payment, point of sale and business solutions suited to SME's.

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