Jake-Schogger

Jake Schogger

Counsel

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What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law? 

I have steered numerous clients through funding rounds and worked on a broad range of commercial and employment matters.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

Three things in particular:

1. Coffee (this is key);

2. My son (not always through my own choice); and

3. The prospect of working creatively to progress a project or business that I’m passionate about.

An entrepreneur I admire

Elon Musk. He could have retired a very wealthy man after selling PayPal. Instead, he has placed everything on the line time and time again, demonstrating his intense belief in, and passion for, each of the ideas and projects he pursues. His dedication is unquestionable, his ambition colossal, he’s incredibly technical, but he’s also a natural and charismatic businessman and leader.

Podcasts:

How I Built This (Guy Raz)

How to Start a Startup (Y Combinator)

Business books: 

Shoe Dog (written by Nike founder Phil Knight)

Upstarts (written by journalist Brad Stone about the founding and journeys of Uber and AirBnB)

The Everything Store (written by journalist Brad Stone about the founding and journey of Amazon)

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future (written by Ashlee Vance)

Boo Hoo: A Dot Com Story (written by founder Ernst Malmsten)

Blogs/digests

CBInsights (free bi-weekly tech digest)

The Economist (free weekly digest)

A social cause I care about is

The Stephen Lawrence Scholarship, run out of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. The scheme was set up to address the disproportionate under-representation in large commercial law firms and other City institutions of black men from less socially mobile backgrounds. I have been mentoring scholars for the past four years, which has led to me meeting many young, bright, inspiring candidates from all cultures and walks of life. More information is available here: https://www.freshfields.com/en-gb/about-us/responsible-business/freshfields_stephen_lawrence_scholarship/

Fine Print

Work

Before joining Ignition Law, I trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, picking up ample corporate and commercial experience. As well as running my own start-ups, I also consult for a range of tech, food and travel businesses on matters ranging from copywriting and marketing strategies, to investor pitches and business development. In a past life, I worked as a full-time musician, postman, bin man, music teacher, caterer, supermarket trolley boy and builder (although I only lasted 1 day in the latter role).

Other interests

Writing (from authoring educational books, to copywriting for travel and consumer goods companies); running small businesses (I run a small publishing company called City Career Series and a luxury cake company called Whisk & Drizzle); smelling/tasting/purchasing/collecting/reading about whisky; and playing drum kit (I perform in both a 9-piece funk band called Born 2 Boogie and a rock band called Inklings).

Key practices

Commercial, Corporate, Employment and Real Estate.

Education

Warwick University: Law & Business BA(Hons)(QD) and BPP University: Legal Practice Course (Distinction)https://ignition.law/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=team#

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