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How To Help Your Board Help You Part 2: Running an effective Board Meeting

May 14, 2015 |

Blog produced in partnership with Tall Cedar Consulting

Author: Mark Ellison

In the first blog in this series we looked at Board Reports and how Founders can leverage their Board with a well structured, focused report that helps them to … Read More

Why retail tech is one of the most exciting areas for investment in 2015

May 11, 2015 |

Blog produced in partnership with Eccomplished Authors: Stephen Millard and Matt James

We are witnessing an incredible transformation of the world economy, with China predicted to overtake USA by 2030. Billions of people are coming out of poverty, populations around the … Read More

How To Help Your Board Help You: The Board Report 

May 7, 2015 |

Blog produced in partnership with Tall Cedar Consulting Author: Mark Ellison

When talking to early stage Founders (mainly Seed and A Round), one of the subjects that comes up regularly is how to get the most from their Board. As … Read More

How do I Raise Money from a Cross-Border Investor Group?

April 20, 2015 |

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

Recently, the founder of a US early stage company (previously London-based) described various problems he experienced in trying to implement a UK-US cross-border equity financing. Ultimately, he … Read More

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