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Articles from FounderCatalyst

3rd December 2021
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 18 easy steps.

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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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27th July 2021
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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12th July 2021
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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17th June 2021
Why a Founder Collaboration Agreement is vital

Get your startup off on the right foot. The Founder Collaboration Agreement ensures that you and your co-founders are aligned from an early stage in your journey.

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26th May 2021
FounderCatalyst for lawyers and other advisors

How this new functionality is helping lawyers to deliver a high quality service to their startup clients in a fraction of the normal time.

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19th May 2021
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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11th May 2021
FounderCatalyst now supports Certified B Corporation

And it couldn't be more straightforward: Select an option and we will include the Certified B Corporation mandated wording in your Articles.

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6th April 2021
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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16th February 2021
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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22nd January 2021
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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13th January 2021
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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7th December 2020
Why EIS and SEIS Advance Assurance is so important to your investors

Most angel investors require it; you need to understand it. But what are the rules, how do the schemes work and what’s the impact on investor risk?

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1st December 2020
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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18th November 2020
How to make a big impact with your pitch deck and secure your funding

Great guest blog written by Ian Robertson ACA, former technology analyst, financial adviser to technology ventures and founder. Packed full of unique real-world insights and helpful tips on how to make the biggest impact on investors, with your pitch deck.

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12th November 2020
Sources of start-up funding

Don’t rush off and pitch to the first angel investor who shows any interest. There are lots of funding options, and some may be news to you.

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9th November 2020
What's in a name?

What makes a good company name? Help is at hand to get those creative thoughts flowing, plus some handy tips to bear in mind.

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9th November 2020
PRESS RELEASE: FounderCatalyst launches, saving UK start-ups £1,000’s in legal fees

A brilliant new service for founders raising investment. Save your time and money and manage your investor engagement. Fixed price legal services for just £1,495.00 plus VAT.

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8th November 2020
Which legal structure should I use?

When starting a business, it’s one of the first decisions you make. What are your choices and how do you go about it?

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8th November 2020
Quickly, efficiently and at the right price. Need a lawyer?

Good lawyers often have two things in common: they are busy and expensive. Until recently, you had little choice. Now, FounderCatalyst is helping to drive change.

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