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The faster way to do a funding round

Raise your funding round on the UK’s #1 platform. Create and negotiate all your investment documents in one powerful, streamlined workflow. Unlimited expert help included.

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  • 35,000+

    companies funded

  • £1B+

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  • 1 in 6

    UK rounds close on SeedLegals

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Startup funding made simple

Create your legal docs instantly

Forget billable hours and expensive back and forth with a traditional law firm. On SeedLegals it’s fast, simple and cost-effective to create, auto-update and sign all the funding round documents you need.

  • tickGenerate customised fully compliant docs in minutes
  • tickShare, sign and store everything online
  • tickSave thousands on legal and accounting fees
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Investor-ready, founder-friendly

Lead with the Term Sheet

Instantly create every agreement, every term, every clause - exactly how you want it. Your dedicated funding specialist is on hand to walk you through the deal terms so you can choose what’s right for your company.

  • tickCreate your Term Sheet, auto-filled from your key terms
  • tickView built-in tutorials to help you choose your terms
  • tickUse insights from the 1,000s of rounds closed on SeedLegals
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Seal the deal online

Close your funding round in record time

After you've agreed the Term Sheet, we instantly generate all the documents your investors have to sign, including the Disclosure Letter, Shareholders Agreement and Articles.

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  • tickDocuments based on industry-standard BVCA model agreements
  • tickDesigned for SEIS/EIS
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Unlimited support for your funding round

Chat online anytime with our experts

Need some help? Not sure how to push back in your negotiations with investors? Confused by ‘drag along’ and ‘tag along’? Our expert team is here to guide you through your startup funding journey.

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  • tickUnlimited help included in all plans - no extra cost
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You need it? We’ve got it

Here are just some of the reasons SeedLegals powers more funding rounds in the UK than anyone else.

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    Integrated Cap Table

    Manage your equity distribution in one place on our Cap Table. No spreadsheets required
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    Designed for SEIS & EIS

    Our articles adjust dynamically to your requirements for early stage SEIS/EIS investors
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    Companies House ready

    Download pre-filled documents to send to Companies House
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    Flexible ways to raise

    Take in funds quickly before a round or top up after with Instant Investment
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    Term Sheet review

    We'll review your deal terms with you and make sure you’re comfortable with the terms being offered
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    Shareholders Agreement

    The legally binding agreement between founders, investors and the company
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    Disclosure Letter

    Detail every warranty that isn’t true to protect you and your company
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    Articles of Association

    The official rulebook for how your company is run and owned
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    Shareholders Resolution

    Current shareholders sign this to allow the company to issue the new shares
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    Fund Tracker

    Keep track of when you receive investments
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    SH01 Allotment of Shares

    Send this document to notify Companies House of the shares you’ve issued to investors
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    Share Certificates

    After you close the round, send these certificates to your investors
  • How to raise your funding round on SeedLegals

    • Log in or register

      It takes less than 3 minutes to create your SeedLegals account

    • Build your Term Sheet

      Fill in your key deal terms to create your Term Sheet

    • Get unlimited support

      Our expert team is here to guide you through your funding round and explain any terms you’re unsure about

    • Generate all the documents

      When your investors have signed the Term Sheet, go ahead to generate all the other documents

    • Get signatures

      Send, sign and store your investment documentation, all in one place on SeedLegals

    • Track incoming investments

      Use the funds tracker to record when money lands in your bank account

    • File official paperwork

      Wrap up the investment process by submitting a Board Resolution, Shareholders Resolution and SH01

    Straightforward prices

    For everything you need to close a funding round, choose a pricing plan and one of the options below.

  • Perfect for first funding rounds
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    What's included?
    • tickInvestment Proposal
    • tickInvestment Agreement
    • tickArticles of Association
    • tickBoard Resolution
    • tickShareholders Resolution
    • tickSH01 Form
    • tickStep-by-step wizard and help
    • tickUnlimited support from our team
    • tickShare and sign everything on SeedLegals

    How it works
    • 1
      Create your SeedLegals Cap Table
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      Invite your investors and shareholders to review and sign
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      Your investor(s) transfers you the funds directly
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      Sign and send out Shareholder Certificates and update Companies House

    Get started for free. Pay £390 when you send your Investment Proposal, and the balance on completion when your investors pay you.

  • Perfect for later stage investments
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    What's included?
    • tickTerm Sheet
    • tickShareholders Agreement
    • tickArticles of Association
    • tickDisclosure Letter
    • tickPrevious Investor Notice
    • tickPreemption Notice
    • tickBoard Resolution
    • tickShareholders Resolution
    • tickSH01 Form
    • tickStep-by-step wizard and help
    • tickUnlimited support from our team
    • tickShare and sign everything on SeedLegals

    How it works
    • 1
      Create your SeedLegals Cap Table
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      Invite your investors and shareholders to review and sign
    • 3
      Your investors transfer you the funds directly
    • 4
      Sign and send out Shareholder Certificates and update Companies House

    Get started for free. Pay £690 when you send out your term sheet, and the balance on completion when your investors pay you.

  • FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about funding rounds


    • What is a funding round?

      A funding round is when a company raises money from one or more investors. Typically a startup receives investment in exchange for equity in the company.
      Startup funding is organised into different rounds according to the startup’s stage of development. Each investment stage usually only gives the startup enough capital to get to the next stage.
      This works for investors, because they can put in a smaller amount of money and wait to see whether their investment leads to the growth they expected before investing again. It’s a way to limit the investor’s risk.
      For startups, raising in rounds means they can put the investment amount towards achieving specific goals and then raise again at a higher valuation.
    • What are the different types of investment round?

      Broadly speaking, the distinct funding rounds in the life of a startup are:
      Pre-seed or Bootstrap
      This is the very first stage of funding, and usually the investors are the founders themselves, or friends and family of the founders. The pre-seed funding gives the startup just enough to get basic operations off the ground.
      Seed
      This is the first funding stage in which the startup seeks a formal investment from an external investor, such as an angel investor or a venture capital fund that specialises in early-stage startups.
      The money raised during a seed round is often used to conduct market research, make key hires, build a minimum viable product (MVP) and test their product to prove product market fit.
      Series A
      Series A funding comes in when a startup can show traction in the market and that it is ready to scale. Companies typically use Series A funding to grow the team and continue developing the product and business.
      Series B, C and beyond
      If the company needs to raise funding to continue to grow, the next rounds are called Series B, C, D and so on.
    • How long does a funding round take?

      The fastest a company has closed a funding round on SeedLegals is nine days. But even for us, that’s fast! How long a funding round takes depends on many factors, including the complexity of the deal terms and personalities of the investors and founders involved.
      From negotiating the Term Sheet to completing due diligence, gathering signatures and waiting for funds, the average funding round closed outside SeedLegals takes three to six months.
      At SeedLegals, we’re focused on helping you close your round quickly and efficiently. We think six weeks is a realistic time-frame to complete your round.
      With SeedLegals, instead of working to an expensive lawyer’s schedule, you get immediate access to expertly written and reviewed documents based on BVCA model documents. You create the documents you need - with the support of your dedicated investment specialist - and cut out the middleman.
      Plus, we’ve pioneered the idea of agile funding. On SeedLegals, you can raise before a round with SeedFAST advanced subscription agreements and SeedNOTE convertible loan notes and top up after with Instant Investment. These are quick ways of getting funds into your account without going through all the steps of a traditional funding round.
    • What legal documents do I need for a funding round?

      The main funding documents you’ll need for your funding round are:
      • Term Sheet
      • Shareholders Agreement
      • Articles of Association
      • Disclosure Letter
      • Previous Investor Notice
      • Preemption Notice
      • Board Resolution
      • Shareholders Resolution
      • SH01 Form

      With SeedLegals, you can generate all these documents instantly and they update automatically whenever you make any changes.
      When you’re ready to complete your round, all parties sign online and your documents are stored securely on SeedLegals.
      For a complete list of everything you need and how SeedLegals can help, see our guide to closing your round on SeedLegals.
    • Do shareholders need to approve a funding round?

      Yes, every time you do a funding round, you will need the approval of your board of directors and your existing shareholders.
      The documents you need to do this are:
      • Board Resolution
      • Shareholders Resolution

      When you do your funding round on SeedLegals, we’ll let you know exactly what documents you need and when you need to sign and share them.
    • What does ‘closing a funding round’ mean?

      After you have negotiated the terms, got signatures and received the funds, your round isn’t officially closed until you’ve issued the share certificates and sent Companies House the documents it needs.
      You’ll need to send Companies House your Articles of Association, your Shareholders Resolution and the SH01 form to confirm that you have issued new shares in your company.
      At the end of your round, our team do a final check to make sure every document is aligned and accurate. With SeedLegals, you can be confident that what you’re submitting to Companies House is correct.

    You’re in safe hands

    Our team of legal and funding experts have helped thousands of entrepreneurs raise money and grow their businesses.

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      Your company's core agreements, all in one place

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      Share and collect signatures online via SeedLegals

    • Backed by real lawyers

      Create the exact documents you need at every stage of growth

    • Serious about security

      Your information stays safe and confidential in our secure system

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      Talk to one of our friendly team anytime on live chat

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    From food to FinTech and beyond, join thousands of startups who use SeedLegals to start, raise and grow faster.

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