Merlie Calvert

CEO & Founder Farillio

In April 2018, Merlie Calvert launched Farillio, the business and legaltech startup. Farillio provides comprehensive, everyday business recipes, complete with all the tools and ingredients you’ll need, in a digital, subscription-based platform, that everyone can afford.

Farillio’s been engineered to smash the unacceptable barriers to the vital information and materials that every business needs to grow and thrive, with an overriding mission to ensure that small businesses, (whether they’re freelancers, startups or have been going for a little while), do not struggle or fail because they can’t get, or afford, what they really need.

Whether you want help planning a business and writing your first plan, nailing your sales or marketing strategy, choosing the right business model, looking at your scale-up options, registering a company or changing your business structure, looking at your funding and financing options or what tax reliefs you can get, hiring help, giving employees share options, releasing the most value from your IP, writing a will to protect your most valued assets and pass your business legacy on, easily getting on top of your data protection obligations, or simply looking to ensure that you get paid on time, can handle complaints or know what to pay yourself and those who help you... Farillio has everything you’ll need and takes you through it all, step by step.

Merlie brings over 20 years’ experience of business and legal practice spanning a wide range of legal and business roles in industries from pharmaceuticals and insurance through to music, FMCG and diamonds. Alongside founder and director experience in several earlier startup businesses, Merlie’s earned the title ‘super-connector’ and won awards for the way that she advises. She’s an advisor for Antler VC also.