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Startup Surgery: What are share options and how do I issue them to my team?
posted on June 12, 2017

Share options. Definitely a “buzz term” in the startup world. But what exactly are they? And what do you need to do in order to grant share options to members of your team?

Trade marking: Do I need to own the rights to my name and brand?
posted on May 3, 2017

Retaining ownership over the use of your name, your brand, means that you retain the ability to control its use and how it is used.

Director

Doctor, doctor, what exactly is a director? What do they do?
posted on January 19, 2017

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explains the role and responsibilities of a company director.

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Doctor, doctor, I’ve just incorporated my first company! What next?
posted on September 18, 2016

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explains the next steps when incorporating a company.

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Doctor, doctor, do I need a robust intellectual property strategy?
posted on July 25, 2016

Helen Burt, of Ignition Law, discusses why having a solid intellectual property strategy is crucial for businesses of all stages.

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Doctor, doctor, do I need to worry about all this data protection and privacy talk?
posted on July 19, 2016

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explores the importance of data protection and privacy for tech startups.

family and friends

Doctor, doctor, what do I need to bear in mind when issuing stock to angels/family/friends?
posted on March 17, 2016

The “friends and family” round is often the first public vote of confidence in your business plan and provides a startup with the funding boost you need to get to the next financing stage, typically from a private equity or other institutional investor. In this article we summarise some aspects of early stage investment which…

Contract

Doctor, Doctor, do I need a written employment agreement with people I hire?
posted on January 8, 2016

The short answer is that there is an obligation on employers to give their employees a written statement of certain particulars of their employment (ie their basic employment terms), but beyond that, there is no legal requirement for an employment agreement to be in writing. However, for a number of reasons set out below, we…

I’m about to take seed funding, can I trust the agreement?
posted on October 20, 2015

Our first piece of general advice to all startups looking for investment is: don’t always say yes to the cash. We know it can be tempting to jump at the first offer that comes in, especially after months of bootstrapping to get your business off the ground, but it’s important to get the right team…

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Top tech stats: Virgin’s business predictions, developers have their say and more
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London FinTech Aire raises $5m Series A from Sunstone Capital and White Star Capital
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Tech Chats: EY’s Daniel Lyons on how tech is revolutionising transport
posted on July 21, 2017

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London machine learning startup Sportr closes $350k Seed round
posted on July 21, 2017

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A $170m tech fund, a drowning robot and more in The Week in Tech
posted on July 21, 2017

Graphcore founders Nigel Toon CEO (right) & Simon Knowles CTO (left)

Bristol-based Graphcore raises $30m from backers including DeepMind co-founder and Atomico
posted on July 20, 2017