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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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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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23rd February 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 easy to digest steps.

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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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21st 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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12th 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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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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7th 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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