What venture capitalists will ask before they invest

What Venture Capitalists Will Ask Before They Invest

Linkilaw Business Finance

Are you familiar with this situation? A bootstrapped startup with a successful business idea and a promising track record which needs an infusion of funds to take its vision to the next level. There are various alternatives for funding your business operations. Venture capitalist investment is one of these options. A venture capitalist (VC) is an investor that provides capital …

SEIS Advance Assurance: New Law You May Not Be Aware Of

SEIS Advance Assurance: New Law You May Not Be Aware Of

Linkilaw Business Finance, Startup Advice & Tips

Many startups do not know that SEIS Advance Assurance requirements have changed. Are you one of them? The sooner you comply the sooner you can secure your investors. What is SEIS Advance Assurance? SEIS is designed to help your company raise money when it’s starting to trade. It does this by offering tax reliefs to individual investors who buy new …

SEIS and EIS Investment Schemes

SEIS and EIS – Seed Entreprise Investment Scheme

Linkilaw Business Finance

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 …

business valuations

Business Valuations: It’s Not The Size Of The Ship, It’s The Motion In The Ocean

Linkilaw Business Finance

Business Valuations It’s Not The Size Of The Ship, It’s The Motion In The Ocean Clearly, there are occasions when out of necessity you need Business Valuations – bank request, shareholder exit – but, the majority of business valuations are generated with an eye to exit, or an advisor trying to convince you to sign their sale mandate. And there’s an …

What Is Share Vesting? Know Your Options For Incentivising Your Team

What Is Share Vesting? Know Your Options For Incentivising Your Team

Linkilaw Business Finance, Legal Advice, Startup Advice & Tips

Statistics show the first couple of years a startup is active are key to its success. After all, it is in this time the company’s structure, culture and investment schemes are set up. Share Vesting is a means to further invest time wisely and ensure the business’ interests are safeguarded. How can you make the most of this time? Employee Share …

fundraising for startups

Fundraising For Startups: How, Where, When?

Linkilaw Business Finance, Startup Advice & Tips

Fundraising For Startups: How, Where, When? Raising funds is a complex part of the business cycle. Here’s what you need to know about fundraising for startups. Combining years of experience as an entrepreneur and now immersed in that startup to scale-up stage with my current venture, one thing’s clear; every small, startup and early stage business is cash-hungry. What separates …

getting into bed with the wrong investors

4 Tricks To Avoid Getting Into Bed With The Wrong Investors

Linkilaw Business Finance, Legal Advice

Some Businesses End Up Getting Into Bed With The Wrong Investors What can you do to ensure you find the right team and avoid wrong investors? People do business with people, and mostly, people they like. As entrepreneurs, we believe our people instincts are pretty fine-tuned. But when you’re raising cash for a hungry startup or scale up, and the …