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Bossa Raises $10 Million Series A For Its Simulation Game

By | Client news, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurs, Gaming, Investor and VC News

Summer turns to fall, and our clients continue to show no signs of stopping. In gaming news, we advised London-based Bossa Studios on its $10 Million Series A fundraise ahead of the launch of its upcoming simulation game Worlds Adrift. Atomico led the investment with participation from existing investor, London Venture Partners. Atomico co-founder and partner Mattias Ljungman and executive-in-residence Alexis Bonte, will both join Bossa’s board of directors. In an ongoing validation of the strength of UK and European tech, Bossa will be making use of Improbable’s ground-breaking SpatialOS platform in the creation of Worlds Adrift. The Cambridge-born tech firm has…

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Habito Raises £18.5 Million In A Series B Round Led By Atomico

By | Client news, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurs, Investor and VC News, investors, Startups

JAG Shaw Baker is proud to have advised our client Habito, on their £18.5 Million Series B round led by Atomico. The raise supports Habito, one of the standout ‘PropTech’ companies in the UK, and their vision to leverage the large inefficiencies inherent in the mortgage market. The round brings the total raised by the company to a total of £27m and the funding will be used for marketing and other product development as well as the company’s plans to expand its offering to other parts of the mortgage process such as home and life insurance. Daniel Hegarty, CEO, Habito started the company in 2015. The JAG Shaw Baker team…

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Lodgify Closes 1.4 Million Funding Round

By | Client news, Entrepreneurs, investors, Startups

We recently helped our client Lodgify close their new €1.4 M funding round with Nauta Capital and other existing investors including Chris Hitchen, HOWZAT Partners and Roland Zeller. Lodgify has raised a total of €2 M to date to help rental owners and property managers generate more direct bookings and become less dependent on online travel agencies like Airbnb. Lodgify provides website builder software to enable vacation rental owners to build their own branded websites. In a recent interview with TechCrunch, Dennis Klett, CEO & Co-founder, Lodgify, said the problem is that most vacation rental owners do not have a…

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Seed Funding: The Non-Priced Round

By | Brand, Entrepreneurs, Partner Insight

Early stage funding for start-ups is getting complicated. For many years, companies have raised initial seed funding through convertible loans instead of selling shares. In this type of funding, the loan, together with interest, automatically converts into the shares a company sells in its next funding round at either a discount (ranges are between 10% and 30%) or the lower of a discount or a valuation cap. There also may be specific limitations on the size of that funding. In recent years, following on to trends in the US with the Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) and Keep it…

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Scenes from Four Years From Now

By | Entrepreneurs, Events, People

Last week in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, our co-founders, James Shaw and Tina Baker gave a great workshop at the investor and start-up event, Four Years From Now (4YFN). The session, Break on through to the other side: tips and tricks for successful funding and financing, was given to a packed tepee at the event last Tuesday. Tina addressed the state of seed funding and how it has changed over the years. From Classic seed rounds to what the firm calls, Super Sized (Seed plus) rounds, Tina walked through the trends and what entrepreneurs should look for when they seek funding. Here’s…

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Learn The Ins And Outs Of Funding And Financing At Our 4YFN Legal Workshop

By | Events, Startups

If you’re a high-growth start-up headed down to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, Feb 22 – 25, 2016, then you won’t want to miss our legal workshop at 4 Years From Now (4YFN). The workshop, Break on through to the other side: A legal cheat sheet for funding and financing, is hosted by our two co-founders, Tina Baker and James Shaw. This 45-minute workshop will look at the state of funding in the EU and what the firm sees as trends in legal deals from our perspective. Our co-founders, Tina and James, will then talk about three basic things start-ups should have buttoned down…

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Crossing The Valley Of Death: Funding, Financing And Strategy At Biotech & Money London

By | Events, Life Sciences

On Tuesday, 2 February, 2016, our co-founder James Shaw spoke at the Biotech & Money conference here in London.  The panel, Crossing the Valley of Death: Funding, Financing and Strategy, addressed investment strategy for life sciences companies and looked at the current state of the market for early stage funding, how to bridge funding gaps and how to position the company to raise capital as well as how to approach vesting criteria.   The panel included Sue Staunton, Partner, James Cowper Kreston; Richard Seabrook, Head of Business Development, Innovations, Wellcome Trust; Francois Martelet, CEO, NetScientific; Ayal Ronen, Vice President, FreeMind; and Goncalo de Vasconcelos, CEO, SyndicateRoom.

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