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With this website and document resource RDJ has found a way to fast track the legals and streamline the process so that entrepreneurs can get on with running the business and negotiating the best outcome for the business. The real value of a legal advisor is on the tactical issues and strategic planning. This new strategy from RDJ means lawyers and founders can focus on the real issues at a lower cost and faster timeline. This is a game changer!

Declan O’Mahoney, Entrepreneur In Residence Tyndall, CEO Firecomms, CEO Heartsine

I love this site. Great to see a law firm thinking differently, actively reaching out to address issues for so many Start Ups. Entrepreneurs starting out fall into the same traps which can impede investment and growth. This site will help them avoid many of the common pitfalls and concentrate on what they do best turning ideas into reality. It is innovative initiatives like this that will help drive the entrepreneur culture here

Pat Phelan, Serial Tech Entrepreneur and founder at Trustev

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Our Approach

If you have a business idea and are ready to turn the concept into a reality, we at Ronan Daly Jermyn want to help you achieve that reality. RDJ STARTUPS is a unique resource providing free legal guidance to startups and early stage companies.

Ronan Daly Jermyn’s team of over 100 lawyers is experienced in providing a full range of legal services to startup and scaling companies across a wide range of business sectors. Our unique geographical footprint with offices in Cork, Galway, Dublin and London, together with our strategic alliance with UK, Northern Ireland and US law firms, allows us to offer you unparalleled service and access to markets and financing across Ireland, Europe, the US and Asia.

We are committed to providing each and every client with high quality advice, exceptional service and innovative solutions based on a thorough understanding of their business and their commercial objectives. Our lawyers concentrate on sectoral expertise, offering co-ordinated and industry-focused legal advice in areas such as corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial property, employment, intellectual property and data protection, tax and dispute resolution.

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Services

Our startup team assists promoters in all areas of a company’s growth including:

  • Company structure and formation
  • Funding
  • Tax
  • Intellectual property
  • Data protection
  • Property
  • Employment

Experience

Ronan Daly Jermyn has acted in many well-publicised transactions and in the last 18 months alone we have advised the following companies in raising funding or selling:

  • Advised Barricade Security Systems in its sale to UK IT security and data-protection firm, Sophos
  • Advised Trustev Limited, a provider of digital verification technology on its sale to consumer credit-rating company TransUnion
  • Advised MPSTOR Limited, a Cork-based data storage specialist company, on its acquisition by Sanmina Corporation a global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider
  • Advised InfiniLED in relation to the acquisition by Facebook Inc. (via its subsidiary Occulus VR LLC) of substantially all of the assets of InfiniLED and the subsequent winding up of InfiniLED by way of a members’ voluntary liquidation
  • Advised Bon Secours Health System on its joint venture with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) to open Cork’s first private radiotherapy centre

We regularly represent startup companies in securing initial financing from Enterprise Ireland and in the last 12 months we have acted for the following:

  • Advised Cork software firm, Zeto, on its funding round with BVP Investments Limited and Kernel Seed Fund 2009 Limited
  • Advised AventaMed Limited, a medical device company spin-out from CIT’s Medic Research Center, on a significant equity investment involving Halo Business Angel Network syndicates, Irrus, Medtech and Boole as well as CIT and Enterprise Ireland

Our lawyers frequently advise private equity seed funds and venture capital companies investing in startups, emerging and well established companies and in the last 18 months have represented funds investing in the following:

  • Advised Kernel Capital Partners on its investment in Poly Pico Technologies Limited, provider of fluid dispensing technology for life science and industrial applications
  • Advised Kernel Capital Partners in relation to the sale of Amartus' SDN software technology to Huaweii, a leading global information and communications solutions technology (ICT) provider
  • Advised Oyster Capital on its investment in Synergysuite Limited, a provider of cloud based software solutions for the hospitality market

The RDJ Startups Guide

Startups GuideGetting Started

A thoughtful and thorough business plan is essential for presenting your ideas to potential business partners and finance providers.

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Startups GuideChoosing the right business Vehicle

What kind of company should you form? As a new venture, it's vitally important that you choose the right business structure.

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Startups GuideFinancing your startup

Funding is a critically important topic for all new startups. Learn about the options available for financing your business idea.

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Startups GuideTAX

Just like any business, a startup needs to pay its taxes. Getting tax advice as early as possible can avoid problems down the road.

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Startups GuideIntellectual Property

For the vast majority of knowledge-based startups, intellectual property (“IP”) is the business’s most important asset.

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Startups GuideKey Contracts

Once a new company has been formed, a number of key legal agreements and documents must be put in place.

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We produce solutions for our clients based on our experience and knowledge...

Ronan Daly Jermyn regularly hosts events and workshops with a focus on education, mentorship and networking. Topics of discussion include early stage financing, licensing, contracts, employment and tax issues.

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Our Blog

09 March, 2018
Key Takeaways from the Data Protection Commissioner’s 2017 Annual Report

Key Takeaways from the Data Protection Commissioner’s 2017 Annual Report.

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07 March, 2018
What’s in a name? Liberalisation of Irish domain name registration policy

All .ie domain names will be liberalising the application process effective from March 2018.

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27 February, 2018
Crowd Control – a Move Towards the Regulation of Crowdfunding in Ireland

The Department of Finance and the European Commission are considering crowdfunding as having potential for SME funding.

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06 February, 2018
Teamwork.com Wins Cork Large Company of the Year for 2018

Teamwork.com won Cork Large Company of the Year for 2018 at the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner on February 2.

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29 January, 2018
Picking PEPPOL: Ireland, eInvoicing and Technology in Public Works

Ireland is now a member of PEPPOL, a European network facilitating online procurement and e-invoicing.

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22 January, 2018
Brexit- An End to the Free Movement of Personal Data?

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers published its Notice to Stakeholders.

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22 December, 2017
Draft guidance on children and the GDPR

Children are provided a specific protection under the GDPR.

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12 December, 2017
Rate of Start-Ups Continues to Rise

Figures recently released show that the rate of new company formations in Ireland has increased 6.8% on 2016.

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28 November, 2017
You’re Hired! – So What’s Next?

You’ve decided to take a leap and become an employer. What do you need to think about when you’ve found an employee?

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