You want to issue growth shares but have been put off by the cost and complexity.

  • How do you give non-employees shares in the business, tax efficiently, when they don't qualify for EMI options?
  • What happens if you give growth shares and the other party doesn't deliver what they promised?
  • How do you give real ownership and not just an option to buy at a later date?
  • Are you sure your accountant can navigate such a complex area, or will you have to hire a specialist lawyer too?
David Biggs

Vestd has the most user-friendly platform and was built for UK businesses, by a team of genuine experts that helped us to get everything set up. What they don’t know about share schemes isn’t worth knowing.

David Biggs, CFO, Pusher
Chris Drummond

Using our equity to boost business has been a revelation. We needed more customers but wanted to ensure they were right for us and that we could offer them loads of value. By inviting them to be shareholders we’ve created a real community of advocates.

Chris Drummond, Crafted Crate
David Harvey

Vestd was great. Loads easier and simpler than doing this the traditional way. Though almost all of the process could be completed online without any direct communication, the Vestd team were always available to answer specific questions at various stages.

David Harvey, Seccl
Gail Spooner

The Vestd Team is incredibly helpful and responsive and there is always someone willing to assist - no matter what time of day!

Gail Spooner, My Makeup Concierge
Gail Spooner

This is the go-to online platform for Founders & CEOs who have zero time to learn and execute the intricacies of tax and equity distribution law.

Gail Spooner, My Makeup Concierge
Jacob Wedderburn Day

Vestd has been a brilliant tool for us. We recently closed a $1.1m seed round, and knowing that all the information is stored and processed in one place has been a massive time-saver. The calculators are handy and the dashboard is well-designed. We will definitely be using Vestd to manage our EMI option scheme going forward too. Overall, I would 100% recommend it to other founders.

Jacob Wedderburn Day, CityStasher
Jacob Wedderburn Day

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.

Jacob Wedderburn Day, CityStasher
Jim Jensen

It was a combination of extremely knowledgeable support and really simple and intuitive technology. You’ve massively simplified the whole share scheme process for everyone involved.

Jim Jensen, Propellernet
Kari Honkanen

With Vestd I can rest easy knowing all my records and resolutions are organised, secure and easy to view. Now I can concentrate on taking my business forward!

Kari Honkanen, Koodaa
Leon Ifayemi

As a Founder, I wanted to reward my early stage team with shares, but with conditions attached. It’s been incredibly simple to use Vestd to build my team, and now that we have successfully completed our first major round of funding, we are looking for everyone to share in our success.

Leon Ifayemi, SPCE
Luke Fisher

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.

Luke Fisher, ThanksBox
Flair

The onboarding was really nice. UX flow is great, well thought out and intuitive. I’m not overstating it when I say it’s the best software service that we use.

Flair Football
Ritam Gandhi

The process of giving or receiving shares in a private limited company used to be extremely cumbersome, expensive and confusing!

Ritam Gandhi, Studio Graphene
Ritam Gandhi

Vestd have built a product around customer needs as their number one priority, leveraging technology. They have made something that is normally extremely complex and difficult to do, seamless and simple.

Ritam Gandhi, Studio Graphene
Ritam Gandhi

The ongoing management of EMI options is a real challenge. It’s great that Vestd have made it possible for the individual employees to be able to view what options they have been awarded via the portal anytime.

Ritam Gandhi, Studio Graphene
Ritam Gandhi

My experience with Vestd has been really fantastic. They have an amazing digital experience but have also added great "human" customer service to guide you through the process.

Ritam Gandhi, Studio Graphene
Robert Lynch

Vestd makes the world of options simple. It’s a one stop shop for anyone looking to bring other people into their project.

Robert Lynch, CityMunch
Robert Lynch

Vestd is a great platform for early stage startups to get started with equity incentivisation.

Robert Lynch, CityMunch
Tom Nixon

Vestd has done all the tedious groundwork to give a business everything it needs to distribute equity using a simple online platform.

Tom Nixon, Maptio
Tom Nixon

It takes the headache and cost out of allocating equity stakes to anyone helping a company get going.

Tom Nixon, Maptio
Tracey Blake

There has been nothing at all I have disliked! Ifty and his team couldn't be more supportive and helpful.

Tracey Blake, Student Nannies
Tracey Blake

I felt immediately reassured that the Vestd experts could help us restructure things in a fair and efficient way, with an eye on the future.

Tracey Blake, Student Nannies

Imagine if you could start distributing growth shares straight away...

  • Those people helping you with your business (early team, non-employees, advisors or collaborators) felt a real sense of ownership.
  • You could set conditions for your growth shares and manage the transactions yourself.
  • Avoid common mistakes when setting up growth shares schemes.
  • You could eliminate any tax implications for your recipients at the point of receipt (and they would only pay CGT at the point of a sale).
  • You only had to pay a fraction of the typical cost spread over time.
  • Issuing growth shares was as easy and straightforward as doing your payroll.

Vestd is the service you’ve been looking for...

  • You set conditions for your shareholders that, if not met, make it easy for you to get your shares back.
  • Manage every transaction and your shareholders all in one place.
  • The most efficient share scheme available, no paperwork.
  • Simple legals that you can trust, designed to protecting everyone involved
  • Set voting or none voting rights with the click of a button
  • Vestd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. That means we ensure that we always run our business in the best interest of our customers.
  • Our experts will always be available to guide you through the details in the context of your business.

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David Biggs

Vestd has the most user-friendly platform and was built for UK businesses, by a team of genuine experts that helped us to get everything set up. What they don’t know about share schemes isn’t worth knowing.

David Biggs, CFO, Pusher
Chris Drummond

Using our equity to boost business has been a revelation. We needed more customers but wanted to ensure they were right for us and that we could offer them loads of value. By inviting them to be shareholders we’ve created a real community of advocates.

Chris Drummond, Crafted Crate
David Harvey

Vestd was great. Loads easier and simpler than doing this the traditional way. Though almost all of the process could be completed online without any direct communication, the Vestd team were always available to answer specific questions at various stages.

David Harvey, Seccl
Gail Spooner

The Vestd Team is incredibly helpful and responsive and there is always someone willing to assist - no matter what time of day!

Gail Spooner, My Makeup Concierge
Gail Spooner

This is the go-to online platform for Founders & CEOs who have zero time to learn and execute the intricacies of tax and equity distribution law.

Gail Spooner, My Makeup Concierge
Jacob Wedderburn Day

Vestd has been a brilliant tool for us. We recently closed a $1.1m seed round, and knowing that all the information is stored and processed in one place has been a massive time-saver. The calculators are handy and the dashboard is well-designed. We will definitely be using Vestd to manage our EMI option scheme going forward too. Overall, I would 100% recommend it to other founders.

Jacob Wedderburn Day, CityStasher
Jacob Wedderburn Day

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.

Jacob Wedderburn Day, CityStasher
Jim Jensen

It was a combination of extremely knowledgeable support and really simple and intuitive technology. You’ve massively simplified the whole share scheme process for everyone involved.

Jim Jensen, Propellernet
Kari Honkanen

With Vestd I can rest easy knowing all my records and resolutions are organised, secure and easy to view. Now I can concentrate on taking my business forward!

Kari Honkanen, Koodaa
Leon Ifayemi

As a Founder, I wanted to reward my early stage team with shares, but with conditions attached. It’s been incredibly simple to use Vestd to build my team, and now that we have successfully completed our first major round of funding, we are looking for everyone to share in our success.

Leon Ifayemi, SPCE
Luke Fisher

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.

Luke Fisher, ThanksBox
Flair

The onboarding was really nice. UX flow is great, well thought out and intuitive. I’m not overstating it when I say it’s the best software service that we use.

Flair Football
Ritam Gandhi

The process of giving or receiving shares in a private limited company used to be extremely cumbersome, expensive and confusing!

Ritam Gandhi, Studio Graphene
Ritam Gandhi

Vestd have built a product around customer needs as their number one priority, leveraging technology. They have made something that is normally extremely complex and difficult to do, seamless and simple.

Ritam Gandhi, Studio Graphene
Ritam Gandhi

The ongoing management of EMI options is a real challenge. It’s great that Vestd have made it possible for the individual employees to be able to view what options they have been awarded via the portal anytime.

Ritam Gandhi, Studio Graphene
Ritam Gandhi

My experience with Vestd has been really fantastic. They have an amazing digital experience but have also added great "human" customer service to guide you through the process.

Ritam Gandhi, Studio Graphene
Robert Lynch

Vestd makes the world of options simple. It’s a one stop shop for anyone looking to bring other people into their project.

Robert Lynch, CityMunch
Robert Lynch

Vestd is a great platform for early stage startups to get started with equity incentivisation.

Robert Lynch, CityMunch
Tom Nixon

Vestd has done all the tedious groundwork to give a business everything it needs to distribute equity using a simple online platform.

Tom Nixon, Maptio
Tom Nixon

It takes the headache and cost out of allocating equity stakes to anyone helping a company get going.

Tom Nixon, Maptio
Tracey Blake

There has been nothing at all I have disliked! Ifty and his team couldn't be more supportive and helpful.

Tracey Blake, Student Nannies
Tracey Blake

I felt immediately reassured that the Vestd experts could help us restructure things in a fair and efficient way, with an eye on the future.

Tracey Blake, Student Nannies
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