Hey tech companies!
We’re a huge fan of what you’re doing, and we’d love to help you.
We believe that every tech startup has a vision that they’re working towards. Whether it’s a pre-revenue venture that’s developing an MVP or a Series B with hockey stick growth, the mission is typically the same: to make the world a better place.
We’re an accountancy firm that you can rely on. One that understands the uniqueness of the sector. One that helps you grow rather than hold you back.
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Your road to success
How UHY can help you from start-up to exit
SolutionSolutionEnsuring there is a product market fit
ProblemProblemAlmost all successful companies start with a problem to solve
(IPO, M&A, etc.)
(IPO, M&A, etc.)
Early stage start-ups
Founding a tech startup is hard. You’re trying to develop a product, run a business, raise money and please a lot of people. But it’s your resilience and determination that makes you a truly unique individual.
Successful founders have one thing in common: they know what they do well and know what they need help on, and this is where we come in. We’re not just here to help with the normal accounting side of things – we’re here to help you and your startup head in the right direction, so ask us questions, challenge us and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Startup CFO, FD or FC?
As a Top 20 firm, we’re uniquely positioned to be able to be a helping hand to you as a CFO, FD or FC of a tech company. You’re often the only accounting person in the company which can make it tricky when you need second opinion or additional advice. We’ll act as your sounding board and help however we can.
Having worked with many companies on their exit plans – whether through an IPO or M&A activity, we’re well positioned to guide you towards that and help in any way that we can.
What we offer
R&D tax claims
We find that the majority of tech companies qualify for at least an element of relief from this scheme. Our efficient and straight forward process will help you get a reduced corporation tax bill or cash rebate when you spend on R&D activities.
Some investors will only invest if they get either SEIS or EIS relief. The generous tax relief given to investors that put money into SEIS/EIS qualifying companies can help make your company more attractive to potential investors.
Fundraising can be a minefield for any company. We’ll take the time to understand your needs and suggest the best course of action, supporting you along the way. Tech startups are often funded by equity investment, but there are many other options available!
Employee incentive schemes
Retaining the best talent is always difficult, especially if you’re tight on cash. We can advise on the most common incentive schemes to help retain employees, such as share options and employee benefits.
Having a review of your financial statements considerably increases the credibility of both the numbers and your company – excellent for attracting new investors. We’ll help you decide on the right level of assurance and carry out the review.
Startups tend to use a wide range of software during their early days, sometimes even paying saas subscriptions for duplicate software. We can help you become more efficient and reduce the need for unnecessary subscriptions.
Knowing exactly where the dry patches are and when you might run out of cash completely is vital to success. Your burn rate and runway are key metrics in tracking cash flow and we have a range of tools at our fingertips to help you intelligently measure and manage this.
Exit is a key event in almost every tech company. IPO? M&A? Acquihire? They’re all potential options that need some planning. We’ll discuss the options with you and help prepare the company for eventual exit, ensuring the plans are flexible in case things change.
This can be a headache for even the most established company out there, but our years of experience means we’ll help keep you on the right side of the law, including timely preparation and submission of annual accounts, tax returns and companies house filings.
Outsourced finance department
Using an outsourced finance department means you get a full finance team without the HR headaches. We use cloud based software to keep your bookkeeping up to date and run your payroll with ease. But don’t worry – when it’s time to take it back in house, we’ll help you effortlessly transfer the data and be on hand for any questions and support.
Regular management information helps the founders, board and/or investors know how the company is operating. We look beyond the standard financial reports and look to include other metrics (such as LTV and churn rates) to give a broader picture of how the company is performing.
With our already well established UHY network continually spreading further across the globe, we’ve got experts who can help you expand into just about any country you’re aiming for. As they’re part of the UHY group, you’ll get the level of excellent service and responsiveness that you expect.
Tech sector insights
Meet the UHY Tech Team
Find out why we're passionate about working with tech companies:
Business advisory director
David AllumBusiness advisory director
I am most satisfied where I am able to support tech company owners to realise their ambition in turning a flourishing commercial business from idea into reality.
Corporate Finance Director
Rob StarrCorporate Finance Director
Whether early-stage or a mature business, I hold a keen interest in blockchain, AI, IoT and their application to key UK tech sectors such as fintech, medtech, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity and more.
Head of Tech & High Growth
Robert CollingsHead of Tech & High Growth
As a tech and high growth expert at UHY, I work exclusively with tech start-ups, helping them to achieve their goals. They’re changing the world as we know it and it’s exciting to be a part of it.
Partner and Head of Tech Sector Group
Scott McCulloughPartner and Head of Tech Sector Group
The tech sector is so wide-ranging and creating so many spaces of innovation, I set up the Group to help support a part of that.
Simon BrowningTax partner
I work closely with clients, ranging from owner-managed businesses to large corporate groups and regularly advise shareholders on wealth extraction, tax efficient structuring.
Corporate Tax Partner
Andrew SnowdonCorporate Tax Partner
My mission is to bring commercialism into tax and I enjoy great relationships with my clients as a result.
Corporate Tax Director
Nikhil OzaCorporate Tax Director
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