Natalie Pringle

Natalie is the Programme Manager for the CMS equIP start-up accelerator, the largest Tech focused programme run by an International law firm.

The CMS equIP programme supports high growth Tech start-ups by providing heavily discounted legal fees and useful introductions to help start-ups as they scale.

Having completed her undergraduate degree in Law, Natalie has spent the last 10 years in roles spanning numerous industries and jurisdictions. This experience had allowed her to work with a variety of different teams and develop her skill set in business development and project management.

After forging a successful career in International Real Estate, Natalie launched the Hong Kong division of The New Savvy, the largest financial literacy platform in Asia dedicated to helping women improve their financial wellbeing. As CMO for the brand, Natalie spearheaded the expansion of the organisation throughout Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore and Vietnam hosting regular events and securing partnerships with corporate partners and International schools. Natalie is passionate about the role that Technology plays in democratising personal finance solutions and raising awareness of the importance of financial literacy.

Having been involved in the launch of several FinTech start-ups, Natalie proceeded to pursue her passion for supporting start-up founders when she joined CMS to lead their accelerator programme. Since joining the firm in January 2020, Natalie has helped to promote the accelerator across the start-up ecosystem, providing founders with access to a world-class legal team in multiple jurisdictions.

In her role at CMS, Natalie consistently works to ensure that the programme is accessible to founders from all backgrounds and demographics, particularly focusing on the #LeadHers initiative. #LeadHers was launched specifically to help female founders on the equIP programme connect with investors and secure funding.

Natalie has written articles for well-known publications covering guidance for start-ups looking to join an accelerator programme and top things which founders should consider when approaching VCs for funding. Natalie has also been featured as an invited speaker for panel discussions and industry events focusing on empowering women in tech.