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Our role is to help entrepreneurs change the world, giving them the support they need to better organise their companies and fuel their visions. That’s why we have decided to publicly share the resources that we’ve created throughout the years to help our clients navigate their fundraising.

These include guides, checklists, models and reports that may help entrepreneurs have a better understanding of the fundraising process.*

*these are the same templates that we use internally and for our clients… They provide an excellent starting point, but remember, they’re just the beginning of your journey. If you ever find yourself in a bit of a maze, don’t hesitate to reach out: we’re here to lend a helping hand and take care of all the process, ensuring you’re on the path to success without a hitch.

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HORROR STORIES

scary hazards that haunt founders & entrepreneurs

We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but the following treacherous tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true, experienced and suffered through by fellow founders and entrepreneurs.

Their stories demonstrate the dangers and challenges that can impact start-ups and SMEs, and what future entrepreneurs can learn from these all-too-real nightmares.

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EU Trademark Swindle

This is a horror story with a happy ending. It’s a story about dubious marketing practices and fully fledged scams.…

WARNING

These Horror Stories are recollections of real events and we’ll try to be as objective as possible in narrating them. At the same time, any judgment or opinion you will find in these articles, including the implications deriving from the use of words like scam, scheme, fraud and similar, represents our views on the topic and should be interpreted as such.

In other words, we want to help other founders and entrepreneurs avoid falling for these traps but, at the same time, we don’t want to be sued. So decide for yourself…

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VALUATION SERIES

How much is your company worth?

In this series of posts we will explore how pre-money valuations work, and the theoretical and practical implications of valuing a business…

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The Dilutive Method

While the dilutive method does not provide a definitive valuation figure, it is an indispensable tool for early-stage companies seeking…
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The UniCamel

The unicalmel incarnates the principles of a startup that has a sustainable business model that prioritises profitability over growth. It…
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New SEIS Rules 2023

If you are not sure if you are likely to qualify for SEIS, you can ask HMRC before you go…
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Income-based Valuations

Income-based valuations are a crucial tool for investors and business owners in determining the value of an asset based on…
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Market-Based Valuations

Many factors weigh on the valuation of a company, and for sure there are no two businesses alike. Furthermore, even…
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THE CHECKLIST VALUATION METHOD

The Checklist method compares early-stage startups within the same geographical market, taking as highest value the highest valuations in the…
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Valuation: Qualitative Methods

When looking at early-stage valuations, our favourite approach is to rely on benchmarks from the market and then compare them…
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101 Startup Stages

The startup life cycle has 6 stages, no wait 5, no, another website said 7 stages and then if you…
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Early Stage Valuations

The question is: how can we evaluate the startup if we have not yet reached the stage where recurring revenues…
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Fundraising 101

Managing to raise capital is rarely easy, and can prove to be an uphill battle, even at the best of…
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Funders’ Dilution

It’s important to plan ahead and have your exit strategy clear from the start. What do you want to do…
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DCF Valuation Template

This Discounted Cash Flows technique involves deriving the value of a business by calculating the present value of its expected…

Valuation

How to value my company? Sure, you want to minimize the number of shares you will eventually give to investors,…

LIBRARY

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Getting To Philosophy

Here is an experiment that you can conduct, right now. Open any Wikipedia page, on any topic of your choosing.…
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Lehman Scale

LEHMAN FORMULA So, let’s address the elephant in the room first: the Lehman Scale takes its name from the infamous…
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TRLs

Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) are a type of measurement system to assess the maturity level of a particular technology. TRLs…
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SAFE / ASA

Early-stage valuations may feel uncomfortable for both founders and investors... Is there a simple way?
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Market-Based Valuations

Many factors weigh on the valuation of a company, and for sure there are no two businesses alike. Furthermore, even…

UK CORPORATE TAX CALCULATOR

How much are you going to pay?

Until a while ago this was a reasonable and easy question that big and small businesses could easily answer: how much are you going to pay in taxes this year? If you are based in the UK, this year it will be more challenging for small business to understand exactly how much they are going to pay. So we have decided to create a simple and intuitive calculator to help you estimate the taxes that you will have to pay.

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Want to know more how to calculate this yourself? Read this article on our Blog. 

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