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For lawyers and other advisors

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.

Why FounderCatalyst for lawyers and other advisors?

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.

Your advisor journey in 4 steps

Sign up

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.

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Six reasons why lawyers and other advisors use FounderCatalyst

Winning a client

It can be the difference between winning or losing a client - advise on early stage transactions and still make profit.

Fixed price

A fixed price of £1,495, with no limits on time or the number of document changes.

Time is money

A profitable way to advise on early-stage investments, with no compromise on quality.

Simplifying your client engagement

The entire process, from end to end, can be managed online.

Document management made simple

All documents and disclosure materials are securely stored and managed online.

Client satisfaction

You can provide a high quality service to your clients in a fraction of the normal time.

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What documents are produced?

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)

Share Certificates.

Other documents

The platform also creates the following documents:

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Investor Disclaimers, per the Financial Conduct Authority rules


All documents are generated and signed electronically, via the platform.

Put simply, it could be the difference between winning or losing a client

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.

So, how does the platform work?

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.

“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

“It was a pleasure working with FounderCatalyst. As of the first meeting, Sam was very involved in the whole process and made it very easy for us to get us investor ready faster than we could have ever imagined. We can only recommend the service and are about to use his services soon again.”

Lynn Rosenberger - Co-Founder & CEO, Vite

“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

“All I can say is ‘WOW!’, the FounderCatalyst team provided copious assistance to prepare my SEIS and EIS advance assurance submission. HMRC replied the very next day with our advance assurance”

Chloe Sweden - Founder and CEO, The Green Shoot Inst. Ltd

“I've got a background in law, so I'm comfortable with the mechanics of a funding round. The FounderCatalyst service is unique though - they give you personal support and use their experience to guide you through the key decisions - something only exited founders and angels investors can provide.”

Jennifer Button - Founder & CEO, Emm Technology

“We were referred to FounderCatalyst and told that they were good, but our advance assurance submission received a positive response from HMRC in 25 hours – that is better than good!”

Geoff Revill - Co-founder & CEO, Safe Space One

“I had little knowledge of the legal processes of raising investment. Our CCO recommended FounderCatalyst and we have both been very glad we chose this route. The FounderCatalyst team led us through the system personally and the online portal, including electronic document signing, was fantastic.”

Dr Nick Gompertz - Founder and CEO, EarSwitch

“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

“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 was an excellent choice, we were delighted with the platform throughout our funding round. From term sheet, legals, due diligence to data room, the process was faultless, keeping deal momentum and presenting a professional interface to our investors.”

Neil Morris - Co-Founder & CEO, Kelpi

“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

“I sent FounderCatalyst my pitch deck and forecast model. They gave me feedback and then prepared a pack to submit to HMRC for EIS advance assurance. I was amazed that HMRC responded with confirmation of advance assurance before 9:15 the next working day!”

Sarah Cudmore - Founder and CEO, Homegrown Learning Ltd. Collage - The App for Home Schooling

“Prior to working with FounderCatalyst, we had conducted the legalities of our first funding round via accountants and lawyers and found a real disconnect between the two. We reached out to FounderCatalyst for round 2 and couldn’t be happier with the service. They are on hand to personally deal with any requests or questions - there is a real accountability of the full process and depth of knowledge that you’re able to leverage. We would not go elsewhere for another round.”

Jake Hardy - Founder, Sokito

“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

“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

“FounderCatalyst has proved an outstanding solution for our fundraising efforts. Being new to the entrepreneur world and indeed that of raising investment, the FounderCatalyst platform takes all the headaches (and cost) out of the legal and admin side of the raise, so I could focus on communicating with our investors. The support received from the team was second to none and the instant build paperwork and cap table forecasting made the whole process incredibly organised and clear. While I may not be a fundraising novice anymore, I wouldn't hesitate to use FounderCatalyst again when the time comes for a future investment round.”

Barry Klipp - Founder and CEO, InterLnkd

“FounderCatalyst could not have been more helpful and supportive throughout our SEIS process.They worked diligently to help us get advance assurance much faster than we thought was possible. They went above and beyond the basic advance assurance process, and played a crucial role in helping us to secure funding. I can not recommend FounderCatalyst enough.”

Dan Yates - Co-Founder & CEO, Greener World

“I had no idea about SEIS/EIS and the team clearly explained the process and took the hassle away by managing it end to end. They turned our deck and financial plan into an SEIS/EIS submission in less than a day and managed to get HMRC approval within two days enabling me to focus on my fundraise.”

Kath Clarke - Founder and CEO, BlckBx

“We met FounderCatalyst through the Startup 2 Standup Community, and were immediately impressed with their proactive approach to supporting founders. Their guidance from the very start with the advance assurance submission to closing our initial tranche has been truly invaluable, combined with the auto-documentation and flexibility the platform gives you at every stage in the round, makes FC the best choice for pre-seed startups.”

Stuart McDonagh - Co-Founder, RoaRi

“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

“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

“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