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For founders

Create all of your funding legal paperwork quickly and professionally and managing your investor engagement, all at a fixed low price.

Why FounderCatalyst for founders?

Starting and running your own startup can be both challenging and exciting. You focus and work hard to grow your business, then before you know it, you're looking for that all-important funding to catapult you to the next level.

FounderCatalyst was borne out of a desire to help startups with both SEIS & EIS and the legal stages of the funding journey, to be a partner you can trust. FounderCatalyst’s mission is to be the trusted legal platform for startups, creating all of your funding legal paperwork quickly and professionally, at a fixed low price. Ultimately, FounderCatalyst simplifies and manages your funding process, raising your chances of success.

Your founder journey in 4 steps

Sign up

Sign up for your free FounderCatalyst account.

Create

Create, review and store all of your documents.

Invite

Invite your investors to the platform.

Success

Manage your documents, pay, agree and sign.

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Six reasons why founders use FounderCatalyst

Save over £3,500

The traditional lawyer approach costs up to £10,000. FounderCatalyst is £1,495 (excluding VAT), fixed.

Simplify the legal process

The platform is simple and intuitive to use, asking you a series of questions in a logical order, with detailed explanations alongside.

Get investment ready

By using FounderCatalyst, investors know you are more likely to be ‘investment ready’ and due diligence is made easier.

Time is risk

Deal momentum is key to your funding success. Get your legals completed in as little as 30 minutes, with updates in minutes rather than days.

Still want to use an advisor?

By using the advisor functionality on the platform, your trusted advisor can help as much or as little as you want – so you still achieve significant time and cost savings.

EIS and SEIS advance assurance

Expertise on hand to help you achieve this important tax relief for your investors, at no extra charge.

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All of this for free, just by signing up

Your own professional tailored term sheet

Your own secure data room to upload supporting material, such as your pitch deck, business plan and financial model

Invite investors to access your term sheet and legal documents in your data room, in a safe and secure way

See versions of all your funding round legal documents that you can check, before you commit to pay

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

Your legal journey starts with the first step

The whole platform has been designed around you; to be as simple and intuitive to use as possible. Uniquely at FounderCatalyst, your whole journey is powered by your secure Intelligent Data Room. All of your documents and forms are held there.

1
Register

First, sign up for an account to start creating your free term sheet and to access your Intelligent Data Room. Don't worry, the term sheet is not legally binding, but any potential investor will expect to see the terms you are offering in this format.

2
You and your company

Next, you need to enter your company's details and information about your funding round. Once this is completed, you can view and download the term sheet from your Intelligent Data Room.

3
You control access

You then decide who can access your Intelligent Data Room. Importantly and uniquely, your Intelligent Data Room allows you to upload supporting material such as a pitch-deck, business plan and financial models. Once you are ready to do so, you can invite investors to review this information.

4
Protecting you and your business

For your protection and as part of our automated process, any potential investor you invite onto our platform must sign a binding Non-Disclosure Agreement before they can view any of your sensitive business information. They must also sign an Investor Disclaimer. Once they have signed, you are automatically notified.

5
Agreed and signed

When all of the legal documents have been agreed and everyone is happy to proceed, your final documents are produced and stored in your Intelligent Data Room. You and your chosen investors then electronically sign all of the documents. You will be automatically notified once signing is complete and your legal journey for the fundraise is at an end. Congratulations!

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Your fundraising journey mapped out