At last, a SaaS based solution for setting up company share schemes
Every time you have a conversation with a conventional lawyer or accountant, it feels like you’ve just stepped out of a time machine having travelled 10 years back in time. As a SaaS business owner you’re used to using all the latest tools and technologies to make your business run smoothly. But legal and financial work always feels like it's holding you back. You could live with it but it leads to mistakes being made.
It’s estimated that almost 50% of share schemes aren’t compliant when it comes to exit and the problems stem from human error; things like calculation mistakes made by incorrect formulas in spreadsheets and vesting schedules, admin not being completed correctly or not on time, valuation inaccuracies, incorrect clauses buried deep in legal docs and a host of other things. That’s why so many people over pay in professional fees and tax unnecessarily.
Software companies like yours are built to stop problems like those from happening. Vestd is doing just that for share schemes, giving you complete confidence that the most valuable thing you and your employees own is structured the way you want it to be structured and most importantly, will actually be compliant when you come to exit.
Save yourself time, money and headache. Manage your share scheme and shareholders on the only platform that helps you and your team stay compliant, every step of the way.
Vestd is the UK’s share scheme specialist. Every week, our experts, help more companies set up their EMI option schemes than anyone else.
We needed a solution that had the right balance of speed, quality and affordability. Vestd excelled for us on all three. The level of service was far beyond what you’d expect from a software product.
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The hidden costs (and work) of share scheme management
Managing a share scheme is so much more than the option agreement. If you were doing this the traditional way, this would be your to-do list...
I’d looked at traditional routes of doing it but I really wanted somewhere I could keep track of all the share movements easily. On Vestd I can clearly see details of the share authorisations, shareholders and the actual shares that have been issued. It makes it so simple.
All core features
Setting up a share scheme is more than just a document, Vestd is here for the life time of your scheme. It's our job to keep you and your team on track every step of the way.
Issue shares and options instantly
Compliantly execute all share transactions, grant options and generate certificates.
Paper free, digital signing
Eliminate paperwork, wet signatures and Excel spreadsheets.
Board & shareholder approval, without the hassle
Vestd generates all board and shareholder resolutions and automatically sends those for digital signing.
Set dynamic vesting schedules
Powerful scheduling tools to fit your specific requirements.
Add / remove team members easily
Easily add new team members as you grow. And compliantly cancel options if an employee leaves or things don’t work out. Including the partial cancellation of an option.
Easily turn your employees into legally compliant shareholders. No paperwork, no posting, no wet signatures.
Full companies house integration
More than a digital record. We help you meet your legal requirements when making share transactions by completing all filings and paperwork on your behalf.
All HMRC notifications and submissions
From the initial registering of your scheme right through to adding option holders and annual reporting. Don't worry, we’ve got you covered every step of the way.
Track ownership, your single source of truth
A real time, shareable and powerful cap table. Every transaction in one place. Simulate dilution. Goodbye version control.
Seamless experience for your employees
You can have confidence your team have all the information they legally need to. Shares, documents, vesting schedules and certificates all in one place.
Secure document vault
All your company documents in one place. View real time signing status and easily see what’s outstanding.
Your legal register
Every UK company has to have a Legal Share Register, Directors Register and a PSC Register. We’ve got you covered on all counts.
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