Our clients include some of the UKs fastest growing start-ups, as well as small businesses and solo entrepreneurs. Our team is involved in many companies that are venture-backed by Angel investors, Venture Capitalists, as well as Crowdfunding initiatives.
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Fixing the artist-to-fan connection in Web3
Medallion is web3 technology that helps artists launch digital worlds to expand fan participation, actionable insights, and economic potential. “Starting from scratch, Square Mile quickly created a robust finance function for us with timely and accurate reporting. They have become a trusted advisor on tax, compliance, and international accounting issues, and they continue to anticipate the needs of our growing business.”
“Our Square Mile team gave our investors confidence”
“Especially during the first round of funding, we were able to show that we had the skills that were perhaps lacking internally.”
Co-Founder of Planera
Supporting 24 portfolio companies, live in 37 countries, working with 26 insurers
Founded in 2016 with a portfolio that includes the likes of FloodFlash and By Miles, Insurtech Gateway is an early-stage insurtech investor. With offices in London and Australia, the high-growth innovator has recently completed their first close on Seed Fund II, which will allow the Gateway to support another 20 teams over the next 4 years from pre-seed to Series A. CEO Richar Chattock says that Insurtech Gateway creates a “safe space” for founders to innovate and collaborate with insurers, at his recent interview at ITC Vegas.
Planera have developed the first certified flushable and biodegradable sanitary pads that disperse quickly in water, and after a three-year R&D process, Planera has a flushability certification as well as VC backing in its pre-seed round from last year.
Square Mile, as their accounting partner, audited their assumptions used for their Innovate UK grant. Further, their financial assumptions have been used to build a three-way forecast (profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow) for Planera to determine how best to launch their business. Additionally, they intended to present it to potential investors to determine how much to raise and to add credibility to their story. They successfully raised £7.5m seed funding and an Innovate UK grant to launch their product. As a part-time FD (Financial Director), we will help plan and strategize for their product launch.
CEO of Planera
Anspach & Hobday raised more than £575,000 through Crowdcube, and has been backed by more than 730 investors, offering 10.51% equity in the business, which gives it a pre-money valuation of £4.9m.
“Square Mile Accounting have helped us implement our EMI scheme and stay on the right side of EIS applications and compliance. In these matters it is not about what you have considered it’s about what you haven’t – that’s what can cause problems. David has walked me through how everything works and I’ve now got confidence for my employees and shareholders that these matters are being handled properly and true to purpose. I would recommend this service.”
Co-founder of Anspach & Hobday
Nayms is an insurance marketplace, utilising smart contracts to code the rules of how insurance can be placed, traded, claimed and settled. Nayms allows cryptocurrency investors to reinsure crypto-risk.
“At Nayms we operate in an emerging space, with many uncertainties that haven’t been figured out to date. This leads to extra challenges not just in our technical and commercial efforts but across operations such as legal, regulatory, and accounting. By working with Square Mile Accounting we have been able to eliminate this last challenge completely. They have provided the perfect service, from taking care of day-to-day tasks effortlessly, to venturing into unknown territory with the problem solving mentality that is required to be successful. Thank you Square Mile.”
Founder of Nayms
Soph is a thriving remote psychotherapy practice with a good social media following and recently signed a large book publishing deal.
“I am so grateful for having found Square Mile Accounting. They helped me move from totally overwhelmed with my bookkeeping, VAT and new company set up, to organised and on top of things very quickly. I always know that I can reach out whenever I have questions and the response is always fast and reliable.”
Dr. Sophie Mort
Founder and Author, Soph
Frameworks provide high-performance workspace that’s both cost-effective and design-led. They believe that businesses should save money on workspace and spend money investing in their growth.
“We started working with Square Mile as a very early stage start-up, where their high-contact and personal approach was perfect. Since then, having grown up and matured as a business, their service has adapted brilliantly to everything we’ve thrown at them. I would recommend Square Mile to any Founders looking for an accounting firm to grow and build a lasting relationship with.”
Founder of Frameworks
Trident Building Consultancy has over 90 employees working in offices in the UK and Dublin, providing building surveying, project management, and rights of light services.
Trident recently joined the employee-owned revolution, with Square Mile joining as an independent member of their board of trustees for the EOT. “Square Mile have consistently provided expertise and guidance from day one, allowing us to streamline our procedures whilst knowing their professional knowledge is only a call away”.
Supercharging the City’s 5 growing wine bars – the Humble Grape.
In the beginning, James Dawson held pop-up tastings and delivered his wines personally. He has five locations in London now and ships over 400 sustainable wines to any part of the UK. Less than two years after securing £1.3 million through its Seedrs funding round, he returned and secured its initial £400,000 funding target. The initiative was nearing £550,000 thanks to more than 175 investors. Square Mile has worked with Humble Grape CEO James Dawson, since 2016. and produce management accounts and KPIs for him so that he can manage the profitability by bar and take action.
- Accounting that grows with the business
- Using cash flow forecasting to make informed business decisions
- Managing & understanding financial health
- Implemented and trained internal staff on financial control and best practices to maintain financial control
- Optimizing Xero
- Meeting with James regularly to discuss financial strategy and to review his figures so he understands risks and opportunities
- Negotiating with banks for lending management (negotiating covenants etc.)
- Forecasted different business decisions to aid him in evaluating them
- We kept him informed through Covid to ensure he took advantage of all the support that was available to him.
“I approached Square Mile Accounting after having a really poor experience with our previous accountants and have been very impressed ever since. The flexibility and adaptability they offer is fantastic and the team are always on hand for technical queries. Due to the volume of our transactions, we require daily bookkeeping and this is something they have managed with no problems. I have already recommended Square Mile on a number of occasions and would do so to anyone else.”
Financial Controller, Lyvly
Skin and Tonic switched to Square Mile Accounting in mid-2015, requiring proactive advice from chartered accountants. “Investly was recommended to us, we heard good things and knew they could turn things around quickly. It was a race against time. Once onboard, the invoice was financed in minutes and transferred to our account and we paid our staff. Materials were then ordered for the unexpected delivery. Sorted.”
Co-founder of Skin & Tonic London