Founders’ Agreement

This document assumes that the Founders have already incorporated a company to carry on the business in ADGM. It may also be suitable for companies incorporated in other common law jurisdictions - contact your lawyer to confirm. You should not use this Founders' Agreement if your company is incorporated onshore in the UAE.

A Founders’ Agreement is the legal agreement between the founders of a business. It documents the arrangements between founders and will be a key area of review by any incoming investors.  A Founders’ Agreement is also important if and when one of the founders leaves the company.

ScaleUp’s Founders’ Agreement document generator will produce the key terms as a starting point for your company. You should contact your lawyer before finalising your Founders’ Agreement, especially if you have particular vesting arrangements in mind (e.g. different vesting schedules for each founder).

If you’d like to know more, please see our Article Do we need a Founders’ Agreement?. You can find more information for founders of early stage companies on the START my business page.

The ScaleUp Founders’ Agreement assumes that the Founders have already incorporated a company to carry on the business. If you have not yet incorporated a company, please see our Article We’re going into business together. Do we need an agreement?.

 

Click here to generate your ScaleUp Founders’ Agreement.