Venture Support Unit


Creating the company is a watershed moment in the formation of a spinout

Setting up a basic company structure online is easy. the complicated bit is setting it up to ensure the company:

  • has access to the required IP (including any licences from Imperial and other universities)
  • has the right employment relationships
  • is structured in a way that is appropriate for future investors
  • doesn't create any tax obligations for academics
  • ensures everyone is fairly incentivised for future work (through share options and vesting)

We have a standard process in place with the College and HMRC alongside a panel of professional services to make this as smooth as possible. We will also help to set up the company with its own independent legal and financial advisors, insurers, a brand identity and website, bank account and provide training to help with founder responsibilities.

Tell us about your spinout