Seed Investment Documents
Sooner rather than later technology start up founders are going to try to get funding. If they have not done this before it will mean a whole new world of investors, jargon and eventually, legal documentation. TW Tech Focus have published a set of completely free investment related documents in the hope that they will help to educate the entrepreneurial community and speed up the investment process, not to mention keep costs to a minimum.
These have been set-up by Simon Walker. Simon is a partner at international law firm, Taylor Wessing. He has advised on numerous venture capital investments, acting both for funds as well as companies and on various acquisitions. Simon's work ranges from advising technology start-ups through to companies receiving growth capital and onto exits. Simon leads the Taylor Wessing's Tech City initiative and opened their office on Great Eastern Street. Simon previously set up their very successful Cambridge office and specialises in working with those involved in the technology, cleantech and life sciences sectors.
Simon led the initiative to develop a free set of standard investment documents for VC investments and has recently launched a similar, comprehensive set of free investment documents for early stage business angel investments. It also includes a very useful guide on how to use the documents. They are available on the Taylor Wessing web site and can be found at: http://www.taylorwessing.com/twtechfocus/ Simon regularly speaks at conferences and briefing sessions and is a member of the British Venture Capital Association's Technology Committee.