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Adam Shepherd joins the Notion Capital team!

April 17, 2015 |

We’re excited to announce that Adam Shepherd has joined the Notion investment team as Associate.

Notion invests in and supports the growth of the very best B2B SaaS companies across Europe; and as our portfolio grows we’re looking to bring on exceptional … Read More

Convertible loan notes and bridging rounds: what are they are and why do VCs and companies use them?  

April 14, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Robert Wood & Mathias Loertscher at Osborne Clarke

Raising venture capital finance is challenging at the best of times and most venture capital backed companies require several rounds of equity financing before they reach sustained profitably or exit.

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Ashfords practical tips on share option schemes: Part 3 – the alternatives

April 2, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Angus Bauer and Rory Suggett at Ashfords

So far in our series on employee incentives, we have focussed on EMI options and  some of the key considerations companies should make prior to entering into an EMI scheme. This … Read More

Top Ten Tips for US Expansion

April 1, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Fried Frank Technology Authors – Daniel Glazer and Robert Mollen

If you intend to do business in the US, whether remotely from the UK or by establishing a presence on the ground in the US, there are … Read More

Term Sheets explained: Understanding the jargon and protecting your interests (Part 2)

March 31, 2015 |

In this second part of Osborne Clarke’s look at term sheets, Mathias Loertscher and Robert Wood explain some additional technical terms, including founder vesting, anti-dilution ratchets, and “drag and tag” provisions, as well as the sections of the term sheet … Read More

Ashfords practical tips on share option schemes: Part 2 – Structuring EMI schemes

March 25, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Angus Bauer and Rory Suggett at Ashfords

In an ever moving industry, retaining key employees is crucial for technology companies.  Offering a share scheme to these employees should help to encourage them to remain with your company. Last … Read More

To Flip or Not to Flip: Should I Put a US Company over my UK Company?

March 25, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Fried Frank Technology Authors – Daniel Glazer and Robert Mollen

As we highlighted in last week’s blog (The Differences between UK and US Early Stage Venture Deals), one of the major differences between the approach of a … Read More

Term Sheets explained – Understanding the jargon and protecting your interests (Part 1)

March 24, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Robert Wood & Mathias Loertscher at Osborne Clarke

Term sheets are one of the biggest areas of confusion for founders when approaching a VC investment. There is no “one size fits all” approach and, although not … Read More

Retaining key staff? Let’s talk over the options…

March 19, 2015 |

Ashfords practical tips on share option schemes: Part I - EMI Schemes

Article produced in partnership with Angus Bauer and Rory Suggett at Ashfords

The incentivisation and retention of key staff is crucial for entrepreneurial companies in an increasingly buoyant market … Read More

The Differences between UK and US Early Stage Venture Deals

March 18, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Fried Frank Technology Authors – Daniel Glazer and Robert Mollen

While US VC and angel investors increasingly show interest in investing in English and Irish holding companies, they come with different expectations than their … Read More

Anticipating a VC fundraising?

March 17, 2015 |

Prepare yourself for the process with Osborne Clarke’s top 10 tips

Article produced in partnership with Mathias Loertscher at Osborne Clarke [want to read the more Detailed Version?]

As advisors to a range of companies seeking VC investment, we see the … Read More

US investors eye up UK companies

March 11, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Fried Frank Technology

The London tech economy is an emerging global powerhouse that is grabbing the attention of savvy US investors. Total annual venture capital investment into London-based tech companies was $1.427 billion in 2014 … Read More