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Articles from FounderCatalyst

11th January 2023
Funding Rounds: deciphering the documentation

We often get asked by founders about what documents we produce. So, if you’ve ever wondered that too, here we explain all.

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16th December 2022
9 ways to ensure your SaaS is grown-up and investor-ready

Before you go starting to pitch your Software-as-a-Service idea to investors, there are a number of things you should do to help investors feel confidence in your platform.

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8th December 2022
Founders Beware: A cautionary tale

Funding can be stressful and time-consuming. And sometimes you just need the cash in the bank to keep the lights on. But beware, a hastily arranged deal can be very costly.

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13th October 2022
PRESS RELEASE: Make the most of the mini-budget - a free ASA

Following the recent mini-budget, FounderCatalyst is giving free access to an ASA to allow founders to make use of the increased SEIS limits before April 2023.

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4th October 2022
Improve investor engagement with new 'Boost' functionality

FounderCatalyst releases exciting new Boost functionality enabling founders to engage with investors, to manage assets in one place and track investor interest

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23rd September 2022
SEIS / EIS changes announced by the Chancellor 23rd Sept 22

A quick summary of changes announced to the SEIS and EIS schemes on 23rd of September 2022

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31st July 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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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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26th 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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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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2nd March 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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8th February 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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3rd February 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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31st January 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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27th January 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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13th December 2021
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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15th November 2021
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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10th November 2021
Navigating later funding rounds

First round...Done! We now explore how later rounds differ from a first round and some of the practicalities, including consents, preemption and resolutions

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26th October 2021
FounderCatalyst helps Kelpi land seed funding to develop bioplastics from seaweed

Read how we helped Kelpi achieve equity and grant funding in their mission to eliminate single use plastics

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5th October 2021
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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28th September 2021
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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21st September 2021
Form SH01: what is it and how do I complete and file?

Founders constantly ask about form SH01, so we have put everything you need to know, including lots of useful links, all in one place.

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