Raising money for the first time or during the early stages of a business’s development can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Investment deals are loaded with terminology and principles that investors just expect you to understand, and many of the terms embedded into investment documents can seem complex and confusing. There are plenty of traps for the unwary too when you throw things like SEIS and EIS tax reliefs into the mix.
Our team has considerable experience advising startups on pre-seed and seed investment rounds, taking the time to educate and inform our clients along the way rather than leaving them to figure it out for themselves. We understand that at the beginning of a company’s existence, getting the legals right on investment isn’t always a top priority, so we take the time to spot and fix any issues that could cause headaches later down the line. We also provide rapid support to clients that need to raise money fast, using tools such as advance subscription agreements (ASAs) and convertible loan notes (CLNs).
Albert Aziz-Clauson, CEO, UnderPinned
£400K raised through Future Fund