Our mission here at SeedLegals goes beyond simply giving you the legals you need to start, grow and scale your startup.
Sure, we save startups and small businesses time and money through powerful automation, backed up by personalised help. But we’re also here to educate and inform founders and other players across the startup space. We’re here to tell you why as well as what.
That’s why we make every effort to make sure our content meets the same high standards as our legal docs.
Our editorial values and standards
We believe that the framework that underpins your business is too important to be hidden behind impenetrable legalese.
Our guides and articles are written to be as clear and helpful as possible. We know that as a founder, you’re juggling a hundred decisions a day – and you just want the information you need, when you need it.
You can trust our content to be accurate, up to date and easy to follow.
There’s a huge pool of expertise to draw from at SeedLegals. As well as having experience as founders themselves in lots of cases, many SeedLegals-ers outside the dedicated legal team also have a legal background. For a quick snapshot of just some of our specialists’ credentials, go to Meet the experts.
Then there’s the SeedLegals platform and our thousands of users. We can see exactly what terms are chosen most often for funding docs, share option schemes etc – and we’re happy to share our insights with you. It’s all part of helping you make an informed decision that’s right for your company, whether you go with what’s market standard or choose your own path.
Our writers work closely with subject matter experts across our legal, funding, options and R&D teams. As experienced finance writers, our main priority is making complex topics as clear and accessible as possible.
Before we publish, we go through several quality-control stages:
- Research – we only use authoritative sources like gov.uk to make sure what we’re saying is accurate
- Expert input – our experts write many articles themselves, but when our writers take the lead, we get a thorough review from an internal specialist
- Editing – our editorial team reviews everything to double-check it’s easy to understand
- Legal review – our legal team review ensures that what we say isn’t misleading or inaccurate
- Regular updates – we regularly revisit and update articles to make sure the information is correct and current. You can see the date of publication or update at the top of the article
We only link out to reputable third-party websites. While we carefully vet all our links at the time of publication, please note that we aren’t responsible for content hosted on external sites and that it can be updated without our input at any time.
Many of us at SeedLegals have been founders ourselves. We think everyone should have access to reliable, accurate information that helps you make decisions for your business. Outside of that principle, we don’t promote any specific political or economic stance.
While we aim to give practical insights and guidance on next steps wherever we can, our articles are designed to provide a general education and the broad context. If you have a specific question, please reach out to our support team to see if we can help, or consult your lawyer or accountant directly.