Matthew Rippon is a director of tech/creative startup specialist law firm Particular. In addition to his work as legal coach in Wayra’s various UK programmes, Matthew also delivers in-programme support at Ignite, Mass Challenge, Northumbria University, Ulster University and a number of others across the country.

Matthew has worked in the tech sector before it was even a thing, way back before the first bubble burst in 2001. Having trained originally in IP, his work now covers a mixture of corporate finance, commercial and IP issues and he leads a team of 9 lawyers spread across offices in Newcastle and London.