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Articles from FounderCatalyst

1st August 2022
PRESS RELEASE: New free resources for founders

A new collection of "Free stuff" made available from FounderCatalyst aim to help drive efficiencies for early-stage founders seeking investment

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21st July 2022
Is now the time to stop gendering business?

As the latest Rose review launches its newest report on female entrepreneurship, is now the time to stop gendering business?

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29th June 2022
Dealing with investors post-funding: the 10 commandments

You’ve got their ‘must-have’ investment, but don’t forget the ‘must-not’s of dealing with investors post-funding

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15th June 2022
Nineteen easy steps to scare off potential investors

There are a lot of 'how to get funded' guides, but we thought it would be fun to focus on how to make your startup uninvestable.

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1st June 2022
From unicycle to unicorn - your funding journey

From bright idea to fully funded - our ultimate guide to securing your first funding round, mapped out in easy to digest steps.

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11th May 2022
For (S)EIS investors, are ASAs the Devil’s work?

Investors routinely sign up to Advanced Subscription Agreements without batting an eyelid. We review the hidden risks.

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29th April 2022
PRESS RELEASE: New FounderCatalyst research identifies portfolio sweet spot for angel investors

FounderCatalyst launches its first research, shining a spotlight on the number of start up investments an angel investor needs in order to yield optimal returns.

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29th April 2022
Does your startup pass the 'ikigai' test?

Is your startup your ‘reason for being’? Is it what you are good at and love? Then you must check out you ikigai (pronounced: ee-kee-gah-ee)

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29th April 2022
Top 6 communications tips for start-ups

What’s the cost if you don’t get the basics right? 6 short and insightful top tips.

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29th April 2022
What is Venture Capital and why should you consider it?

Is Venture Capital (VC) an option for fast startups? The founder of FindVC.co.uk provides valuable insight into what it is and how it can help you.

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29th April 2022
The 4 Key Qualities of Success for a Tech Startup

There are common traits amongst all successful products. Guest blogger Phil Wakefield, founder of Oxogen, examines the four key qualities found in thriving tech startups.

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29th April 2022
4 Key Steps to take your digital concept from idea to reality

Want to turn your technology dream into a startup reality? Guest writer, Harry Cobbold from Unfold, explains how to go about it.

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29th April 2022
Reverse vesting founder shares on FounderCatalyst

What is reverse vesting of shares, why do investors demand it and what’s the impact for founders, when raising seed funding? Get yourself educated and up to speed on this key term.

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29th April 2022
R&D Tax Credits for startups made easy. What are they? Who is eligible?

They are a valuable source of cash for startups to invest in accelerating growth. Many founders miss out because they don’t understand them - make sure you’re not one of them.

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29th April 2022
Funding the future of your startup - from bank loans to angel investment

Each type of funding has its pros and cons - make sure you understand what is best for your startup.

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29th April 2022
New Feature: Two factor authentication (2FA)

At FounderCatalyst, we take your security seriously. You asked for it, so we've added 2FA to our platform.

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29th April 2022
Exiting a business...the wrong way

The 1st in a number of articles exploring 'exits' from various angles. This one is brutal - an overnight implosion of a £350m business. This is my inside story.

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29th April 2022
If FounderCatalyst were a book

If FounderCatalyst were a book:

  1. We'd do what we say on the cover too!
  2. Funding round legals may well put you to sleep – sorry.

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29th April 2022
Running a limited company means I have no personal liability?

We look at the potential risks of being a director of a limited company and how to mitigate these.

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29th April 2022
A primer on the National Security and Investment Act

A law all founders (and investors!) should be aware of - especially those in 17 sensitive areas as detailed within this article

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29th April 2022
Twelve novel ways to destroy SEIS & EIS tax relief

Getting (S)EIS advance assurance in place and taking on investment are great milestones.Lets take a look at how to ensure ongoing compliance with these schemes.

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29th April 2022
Making your Founder / Funder relationship work

Figuring out the rules of engagement for a founder / funder relationship are unique, personal and rarely formulaic - we explore what 'good' looks like

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11th April 2022
Form SH02: Undertaking a share split - why and how

Founders constantly ask about Companies House form SH02 and who to undertake share splits, so we have put everything you need to know in one place.

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1st April 2022
PRESS RELEASE: FounderCatalyst adds lawyer/advisor functionality

Driven by demand, the new functionality removes much of the cost associated with startup investment document production, deal management and administration for lawyers and advisors.

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27th March 2022
Taking on funding without losing control of your business

Thinking of undertaking an equity funding round but worried about losing control of your business to your investors? This article explores the potential risks.

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