Why avoid a 50/50 equity split

Why Avoid A 50/50 Equity Split

Alexandra Isenegger Legal Documents, Startup Advice & Tips

If you’re a startup with two co-founders, you may  be tempted to split your equity 50/50. In theory, this may seem like an easy and fair way to divide ownership. However, an equal equity split may lead to a number of future problems that you should consider before going this route. Although rarely discussed because it’s a sensitive matter, founder …

Splitting equity

Questions To Ask Before Splitting Equity

Alexandra Isenegger Legal Advice, Startup Advice & Tips

Splitting equity in a startup can be a sensitive topic. How much equity does each founder deserve? The answer to this question is usually different based on each founder’s perspective and, consequently, can be a cause of conflict. But, if you ask the right questions, it’s possible to divide equity in a way that feels fair and satisfactory to everyone. …

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 …

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Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) – FAQ

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What is SEIS? 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 shares in your company. What can you claim? You can receive a maximum of £150,000 through SEIS investments on which your investors can claim relief. An can claim an income …

Business Dispute: Tips On Negotiation

Business Dispute: Tips on Negotiation

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Negotiation is a part of everyday life, but negotiation is even more important in case of conflict. Dispute brings up concerns about the cost of litigation, loss of reputation and loss of time and energy. In case of a dispute, negotiating might allow you to avoid these costs or, at the very least, mitigate them. What do you need to …

Co-founders

10 Signs That You and Your Co-Founders Are In Alignment

Linkilaw Startup Advice & Tips

Co-founders are key for the success of a business but many founders overlook the importance of building a great team and fall into the trap of working with and employing people who might initially support their idea but who in time, are not the right fit or don’t bring the right skills. Consequently, it is important to conduct proper vetting …

Co-founders Fall out

5 Reasons Why Co-founders Fall Out

Linkilaw Startup Advice & Tips

A remarkable statistic to throw your way … “65% of high-potential startups fail due to co-founders fall out” This statement was made by Noam Wessman, Harvard Business School Professor and author of The Founder’s Dilemma who states that co-founders fall out for many reasons, such as money, business strategy, and leadership. A simple solution to this problem is to create …

What Is The Different Between SEIS and SEIS Advance Assurance

What Is The Difference Between SEIS And SEIS Advance Assurance?

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What Is The Difference Between SEIS And SEIS Advance Assurance? An investor usually invests if they know they will benefit from this tax break. If you make your investor wait for this, once you have it your investors could be long gone. Since SEIS was launched in 2012-13, 6,665 individual companies have received investment through the scheme and £621 million in …

Startup launch

Startup Launch: Ten Free Tools That Will Help Your Business Grow

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Startup Launch: Ten Free Tools That Will Help Your Business Grow Nowadays most of the people who are planning to establish a new business in the UK or at any other part of the world, face the same mistake. Young entrepreneurs who have inspiring and innovative ideas think that it is impossible to create a start up without any business …