Vardags — Leading solicitors for high net worth individuals

Vardags Ventures

Vardags Ventures invests in entrepreneurs who want to transform the legal industry.

What we offer 

  • Investment of £100,000 to £1m: we give you the capital to succeed; and no meddling.
  • Straightforward dealing: we rapidly give you an honest assessment of our interest or otherwise in your business; and no stringing you along. 
  • Unparalleled customer insight: we are backed by Vardags, a leading law firm for high net worth individuals and their companies; if Vardags can’t see the merit in your idea (and ideally be able to become a reference customer) then we’ll likely pass.

What we look for

  • Outstanding talent: we back great people with boundless energy and ambition; we set a high bar for ourselves and we expect you to do the same. 
  • Transformational technology: legal services are still largely in the dark ages and technology can bring it forward several centuries; life’s too short to improve in small increments.
  • And that’s it: every case is judged on its merits; we don’t set a load of other arbitrary requirements.

Our team

Stephen Bence: Director of Strategy, Vardags.  Stephen is a serial entrepreneur, strategist and investor.  He has founded or backed companies such as Geomerics (leading middleware provider, sold to ARM Holdings), Beauhurst (business information on high growth ventures described as “Bloomberg for private companies”) and Cera Care (described as “Uber for homecare").

Ayesha Vardag: Founder and President, Vardags.  Ayesha has widely been described as “Britain’s top divorce lawyer”.  She founded Vardags in 2005 and has grown it to a team of over 100 people covering all aspects of law for high net worth individuals and their companies.  Vardags was the only law firm listed on the Sunday Times Virgin FastTrack 100 in 2005.

Looking for investment 

Please send an executive summary to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible (hopefully within a week).