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For founders

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

Why FounderCatalyst for founders?

Starting and running your own start-up 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 start-ups 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 start-ups, 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, review and store all of your documents.


Invite your investors to the platform.


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.

SEIS and EIS 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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

“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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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