Tom McGinn

General Counsel, London

Tom is Northzone’s General Counsel. Prior to Northzone, Tom was at Cooley, helping high-growth companies structure financings and supporting them on corporate & strategic matters in between rounds, often from formation to exit.

Tom started his career at Osborne Clarke in London, which involved him being seconded to Microsoft to act as its lead consumer & retail lawyer in the UK.

Tom has partnered with a number of accelerators in the past and loves working with founders at the seed stage.
Where you'll find me

Playing football; skiing; discussing all things Arsenal; playing golf with my dad & brother; watching lower league football across the UK; making podcasts with my sister; investigative journalism; cooking with (but mostly for) my wife; doing improv & laughing – life is better when you’re laughing

Ideal dinner guests

Arsène Wenger, George Orwell & George Carlin