Registering or incorporating your company is a key step in a startup's life but it is just a small and relatively simple step in the process of establishing a private limited company. The process is straightforward and can be done online at Companies House. However, it is not a step that you should rush [...]
By default, companies registered at Companies House are governed by the Model Articles, a generic Articles of Association, which prescribe how the company, a distinct legal entity under UK law, and associated directors and shareholders interact to manage the governance of the company. The Articles describe: Limitation of liability Directors' power and responsibilities, Decision [...]
The US legal firm Wilson Sonsini has provided the following guide to navigating down-round financing which can be expected in the current Covid-19 environment. The legal specifics refer to the US market but this can be a useful guide to the issues to be addressed.
The UK government announces additional support for startups in a new coronavirus Future Fund to be launched in May. The government is committing £250m towards a new £500m fund that would invest in high-growth private companies. The government also promised £750m worth of grants and loans to small and medium-sized businesses focusing on research and [...]
Index Ventures announces the close of two new funds with a total of $2 billion in funds. Of this $1.2 billion is for investment in later stage growth rounds and $800 million in emerging startups. As we navigate these choppy waters, we are witnessing the emergence of a new generation of exceptional leaders who, [...]
Tech Nation has released it’s 2020 report — the most comprehensive guide to the UK’s digital tech ecosystem to date. Using a rich mix of official, open and web data, the Tech Nation Report 2020 dives deep inside the themes that are essential to the success of the UK’s tech entrepreneurs. For the full [...]
Atomico closes its fifth venture capital fund at $820 million targeting Series A rounds but with the ability to invest in what it calls “breakout” companies at the Series B and C stage. Our latest fund doubles down on our core strategy: to partner with mission-driven European founders at Series A and beyond, where [...]
Felix Capital has closed it's third fund at $300 million to continue to invest in direct to consumer businesses and in particular creative and consumer startups and platform plays. Additionally they are expanding to include consumer facing fintech companies. Technology is changing everything, how we live, how we work, the products we buy, how [...]
Crunchbase News has released its report on European Venture Report for 2019 which shows that over $122 billion has been invested in European startups in 48 countries, in the last five years. In 2019 $36.05 billion was invested in 4275 companies, up from $17.2 billion invested in 2016. However the number of deals has [...]
Atomico has now published The State of European Tech for 2019, a 244 page report which covers the venture capital sector in great detail. This is a must read report for investors and founders operating in the European venture capital sector.