SEIS/EIS Investment Schemes

SEIS / EIS – Seed Entreprise Investment Scheme

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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme(EIS) are generous tax incentive scheme created to encourage seed investment in early stage businesses. The SEIS offers both income tax and capital gains tax relief to qualifying investors who subscribe for shares in qualifying companies. The interested parties may contact HMRC who will assess whether a company is eligible under the …

Everything You Need To Know About Shareholders’ Agreements

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Shareholders agreements: A shareholders agreement is a legally binding contract between the shareholders of a company. A shareholders agreement determines the shareholders’ rights, responsibilities, privileges and protections. It can be used to protect investments, it creates a secure relationship among shareholders and maps out the running of a company. With a shareholders agreement there is clarity and certainty as to …

The 12 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

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In startups, co-founders often overlook the need for legal security in their company. Startups are especially vulnerable to legal matters relating to many different areas such as protecting their intellectual property, getting the right terms and conditions, and various forms of employment contracts. Often co-founders only feel the need to get their legal agreements later, once legal issues have already arisen. …

Interview with the CEO of Careviz, Mikael Metthey

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Meet Mikael Metthey, the Co-Founder and CEO of Careviz. Careviz is a mobile platform dedicated to cancer patients and their families. The company hopes to utilize technology to improve the journeys of cancer patients. What does your company do? Mikael: We regroup products and services needed by cancer patients and their families. What inspired you to start your company? Mikael: …

GDPR: Have You Really Complied?

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What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation is Europe’s new system for the protection of personal information. The framework put in place is set to equalise the data protection across all of the European Union as well as give better protection and more rights to individuals. It was approved by the EU Parliament after four years of debate and …

How To Protect Your Intellectual Property and Why It Is Important To Do So

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Bill Gates’ statement is true of intellectual property. Intellectual property has a short shelf life for a number of reasons. One of the reasons is because they only last for a limited number of years and another is because intellectual property always changes. Thus, once you have patented or trademarked something that entity in itself can change quickly and will …

Interview with the CEO of PolicyMogul, Elliot Robinson

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Meet Elliot Robinson, the Founder and CEO of PolicyMogul. PolicyMogul is a technology startup preparing to launch within the next few weeks. The company hopes to transform parliamentary democracy through the use of software and technology. What does your company do? Elliot: PolicyMogul is creating software to help public affairs professionals to have greater impact through collaboration. We also help …

Why Small Businesses Prefer To Be Acquired

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    Research done by the Silicon Valley Bank shows that most UK startups are aiming to be acquired.  An acquisition is the most popular exit strategy for startups and has a lot of benefits for both the buyers and the sellers of the company. An acquisition can help expand the market and the resources of the selling company. On …

Interview with the Managing Director of Player LENS Ltd., Lee Hemmings

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Meet Lee Hemmings, the Founder and Managing Director of Player LENS Ltd.  Player LENS is revolutionising the professional football transfer market through the use of technology. What does your company do? Lee: Player LENS is an online digital platform for the professional football transfer market allowing clubs and players to broaden their network and increase their exposure to a global …

The Different Business Agreements And Breaches That You Should Be Aware Of As A Business

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  When entering the business world it is important that you are aware of the different business agreements that are needed in order to run your company. You don’t have to be a legal expert, however, you do need to have a basic understanding of how the law works in relation to your business. A lot of jurisdictions around the …