Selling Smart: 10 Rules for a Successful Business Exit

Co-authored by Anthony Bekker, Chris Spillman with the assistance of Dion English Ready to make your business exit a success? Selling a business is more than just a transaction – it’s the culmination of your hard work, dedication, and dreams. The journey can be exhilarating yet complex. That’s where we come in. Navigating the world […]

The Essential Role of Bullet-Proof Commercial Contracts for Start-ups

Delve into the world of start-ups and uncover the power of bespoke contracts. In her insightful article published in the UK’s The Start-Up Magazine, Alison Berryman, a Senior Managing Lawyer at Biztech Lawyers, sheds light on the crucial nature of “bulletproof” commercial contracts and their impact on the future of start-ups. From the challenges of […]

Biztech Lawyers’ Alison Berryman Analyses GDPR Fines in Infosecurity Magazine

Biztech’s Head of UK, Alison Berryman, has contributed an article to Infosecurity Magazine, discussing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines and their practical implementation. In her article, “GDPR Fines: Are They Working?’’, Alison discusses the various concerns about how effective a deterrent they are to wealthy tech giants.   She explains that the GDPR has been […]

The Power of Data in FinTech SaaS: Balancing Privacy and Innovation

The fintech industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and fintech SaaS platforms are gathering more data than ever before to provide users with a better experience. As fintech companies leverage data to understand their customers better, as well as making use of new innovative tech tools such as AI, block chain, cloud computing and […]

SVB’s collapse sends shockwaves through tech startup industry

Silicon's Valley Banks Takeover

For tech startups, Silicon Valley Bank wasn’t just one of the banks you could work with, it was the one bank you wanted to work with. So many tech unicorns banked there, and also received loans from SVB, that banking with SVB became like the t-shirt and hoodie combo — just one of the signs […]

CannaTech: How Technology is disrupting the Cannabis industry

Happy 420! 🎉🌿 Cannabis is a booming industry, with more and more countries and US states legalizing its medical and recreational use. According to a recent report by Grand View Research, the global legal cannabis market size is expected to reach $USD 84 billion by 2028, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.3%. […]

UK Government vs. Tech Titans: The Clash Over AI Regulations

Biztech’s Head of UK and Senior Managing Lawyer, Alison Berryman, has written a short article on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the European Financial Review. In her piece, Alison examines the UK government’s blueprint for regulating AI and the concerns that surround the fast-growing technology. While AI is expected to have a profound impact on our […]

Convertible Notes: Understanding the Unique Hybrid of Debt and Equity

What are convertible notes?  Convertible notes are a hybrid of debt and equity. It involves an investor making a loan to a startup which converts to equity on a predetermined trigger event (generally, this is the raising of a qualifying round or an exit event). The conversion rate is usually calculated by reference to the share […]