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14 Aug 2017

Share Option Schemes:

Why have option schemes? At the beginning of the start-up journey there is probably limited cash in the bank. Yet founders want to attract...
Written by Zoe Chambers
How to guides
10 Aug 2017

Four year vest, cliff and strike prices:

Founders are often aware of the need for a ‘share option scheme’. They may be less familiar with how to actually make one happen (see previous...
Written by Zoe Chambers
How to guides
3 Aug 2017

Blueprint for Sales Growth :

You have built a high-quality product or service, you have strong traction at home and you have learned from numerous strategies when building...
Written by Octopus Ventures
How to guides
17 Oct 2016

Fundamentals: Investor decks

Every year we get thousands of investor decks, both good and bad. Much of the material in a well-produced deck can be used again for sales and...
Written by Will Gibbs
How to guides
5 Jun 2016

Share Cap Tables The Fundamentals

An introduction to the fundamentals of share capitalisation tables and a range of templates. Share cap tables are not glamorous but they are...
Written by Octopus Ventures