FounderCatalyst can be the difference between winning or losing a client. The platform works by automating the legal documentation and transaction management process, reducing your time commitment but increasing profitability and competitiveness.
Our subscription and shareholders’ agreement and articles of association are based on the BVCA’s model documents, so provide a high quality, standard practice solution.
We are constantly approached by lawyers and other advisors who want to use the FounderCatalyst platform to support their business, help win new clients and maintain existing client relationships. To cater for this role, 'advisor' functionality is embedded within our online platform. By automating the legal process, FounderCatalyst removes much of the cost associated with document production, deal management and administration. This frees up your time to focus on delivering a high quality, low cost transaction to your client, whilst also allowing you to retain profitability and competitiveness.
We are here to support your business, not take it away.
Sign up for your FounderCatalyst advisor account.
Invite your clients to the FounderCatalyst platform.
Create, review and store all of your documents.
Manage the entire process online, including signatures.
It can be the difference between winning or losing a client - advise on early stage transactions and still make profit.
A fixed price of £1,495, with no limits on time or the number of document changes.
A profitable way to advise on early-stage investments, with no compromise on quality.
The entire process, from end to end, can be managed online.
All documents and disclosure materials are securely stored and managed online.
You can provide a high quality service to your clients in a fraction of the normal time.
The platform will produce and automatically populate the following documents:
Initial Term Sheet
Founder Service Agreement
IP Assignment Letter
Subscription and Shareholders' Agreement (based on the BVCA’s model document)
Articles of Association (based on the BVCA’s model document)
Cap Table: one for before the investment, and one for after it
Final Term Sheet, summarising all key points agreed with confirmed investors
Resolutions for both shareholders and directors
Disclosure Letter (with the disclosure bundle also managed on the online platform)
The platform also creates the following documents:
All documents are generated and signed electronically, via the platform.
For many firms, the efficiency of working via FounderCatalyst could be the difference between winning or losing a client. By automating the production and management of the legal documentation and investment process, our platform dramatically reduces your time commitment, increasing profitability and competitiveness. Some of these businesses could be key clients of the future: raising £100,000 today but exiting in five years for £10,000,000 and needing extensive support in the interim. FounderCatalyst allows you to take on these clients and provide profitable advice from day 1.
Our platform provides you with a simple online solution to profitably, securely and professionally manage and execute early-stage equity investments. The platform covers: investor FCA requirements and NDAs; the term sheet; a complete set of investment documents, including a subscription and shareholders’ agreement and articles of association based on the BVCA’s model documents; an online disclosure letter and disclosure bundle; and closing with online signatures and executed share certificates.
The process has been designed to be as simple and intuitive as possible to use. You can manage as much or as little of your client's investment process as needed; from advising on specific terms of the documents, to registering your client's account and managing the entire transaction. The only actions you can't undertake are to sign documents or confirm receipt of investment funds by the company, which is intended to reduce your risk profile.
The platform works by asking a series of deal-related questions in a logical order. Using the responses received, documents are then created based on the BVCA's model documents, tailored to suit an earlier stage of the growth cycle. As a result, much of the time and effort ordinarily required by you to produce, manage and negotiate investment documents is removed. If you need to change some of the document profiling during negotiation, this is straightforward and all of the relevant documents are immediately regenerated to reflect those changes.
For custom changes, if you provide the drafting, this can be done. However, one of the key strengths of the FounderCatalyst platform is its document standardisation achieved by an answer-driven solution across a choice of founder-friendly, balanced and investor-friendly document versions. As you would expect, options also exist in areas such as warranty limitations and investor consents. By adopting this approach, economies of time and cost are encouraged, with very limited negotiation.
“The whole experience from entering details and completing EIS advance assurance forms to signing the final legal documents was so simple and intuitive.”
Dr Thomas Bartley - Founder, Barbal Limited
“I am doing a funding round using another legal paperwork provider but hit an issue with our SEIS/EIS advance assurance being queried. I wasn’t entirely confident in the proposed response to HMRC and someone recommended I speak to the FC team. They helped me to improve my response and their support led to a positive response. Amazingly helpful and knowledgeable team, even for someone who wasn’t a customer. I've recommended them to colleagues already and will be switching to FC for our next round!”
Nicola Telford - CEO & Co-Founder, Views For Change
“Our experience using FounderCatalyst was quick and easy. FounderCatalyst have turned the onerous task of raising funds into an easy process for not only ourselves, but our investors too. I would recommend FC to anyone raising their seed round.”
Holly Gardner - Founder, Ēstra Home London Limited
“I am a distiller of award-winning gins that are stocked in places like Harrods, but I know little about the funding paperwork and requirements. FC helped me to efficiently produce my funding paperwork in 2 days and I got SEIS advance assurance in less than two weeks.”
Pete Lumber - Master Distiller and Founder, Lumber Distillers Limited
“FounderCatalyst is simply brilliant. Not only is the platform powerful & user-friendly; the team have a huge amount of real-world experience and go the extra mile to make your round a success. You'd be mad not to use it!”
Adam Collingburn - Founder, Wuzci
“The FounderCatalyst team turned my advance assurance application around in just 2 working days and we had a positive response back from HMRC within a week. Their assistance with preparing my Investors Deck and forecast model was invaluable. We highly recommend using FounderCatalyst to other founders!”
David Ortega PhD - Founder, Phase Biolabs Ltd
“FounderCatalyst have been excellent in supporting us with our first round of fundraising. The specialist knowledge of the team is exceptional, and the customer service is second to none. It has made what can normally be a painful process, simple. I would highly recommend to any fellow founders.”
Olly Rodriguez-Ballinger - Founder and CEO, YesRef
“Founders seeking to raise equity finance - use this service! It is simple to use, reliable and secure, and provides unrivalled value for money. You're in complete control of your fundraising process and timescales.”
Jules & Charlie - Founders, The Nue Co
“FounderCatalyst's services and support has been instrumental in guiding us through the intricacies of SEIS/EIS advance assurance and our legal paperwork, including clarifying the legal jargon. This has significantly contributed to our early stage growth.”
Taliesin Horton-Horsman - Co-founder, TouchImmersion Limited
“FounderCatalyst were first class from start to finish. The help provided in navigating the minefield of SEIS/EIS advance assurance and fundraising legal documentation has been invaluable. They never tired of answered my questions enabling a smooth process for us founders and our investors in as far afield as Australia. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Stuart Rex - Founder, OMNI Money Solutions