VC-backed companies heading to the USA? Let's talk!

Your firm is betting on the success of the companies and entrepreneurs you back. You find them, vet them, and fund them. When those companies expand to the US market, do they have the support they need?

We understand the pressure VC-backed companies are under

We cut through the complexities and risk of doing business in the US so your companies can focus on growth

We’ve served Exscientia (EXAI) from their 2015 market entry through $225M Series D funding and 2021 NASDAQ IPO. 

Our award-winning client, Decisions, entered the US market in early 2020 with Foothold America support and secured their second funding round the same year. 

UK specialty insurance powerhouse, McGill & Partners has chosen Foothold America to support their US growth in 12 states with 200% growth in employee headcount in 2021 .

Your company deserves US experts by its side

We want to offer you support to increase the likelihood of success for your companies expanding to the US. We will provide your firm and your companies with the following: 

Dedicated US Expansion Advisor for VC firms and their companies
High-touch service from market entry to maturity
Turn-key fast entry hiring solution
Advanced employment and compliance solution
US operations team compliant in 50 states

Serving a wide variety of industries

Whatever your sector is, we’ve got you covered.
CLIENT REVIEWS

Hundreds of businesses have put their trust in us.

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"Foothold was able to get things done for us very quickly. They made life easier for us and worked with us to make sure staff were looked after and that we were able to get up and running."

Operations Manager, UK Network Security Company
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"We needed to access the US market to maximize our potential for growth. We selected our employee and Foothold America managed the payroll, benefits, taxes and other employee logistics, enabling us to avoid dealing with the bureaucratic maze of employing someone in the US."

CEO, Belgium Manufacturing Company
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"Foothold America was instrumental in helping my UK company employ field applications sales people in the US without having to set up a US subsidiary, which is the usual route for foreign companies. Foothold America facilitated this by employing the people we had chosen and handling all the employment, terms, salaries, taxes, social costs etc. They then billed us monthly for these costs plus a reasonable service charge. As a result, we were able get going very quickly with our own people in the USA and at a much lower cost base."

CEO, UK Biotech Company
7 months ago
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"I couldn’t manage our US subsidiary without Foothold America. Our small HR department isn’t equipped with the knowledge or staff to handle our US employees. I could end my workday in the UK knowing Foothold America would take care of everything in the US."

Head of HR, UK financial services firm
9 months ago
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"We currently use the Foothold America Employee Management Service and plan to move to their People Partnership Service when we set up an entity in the coming months. It’s great knowing we can work with one partner through various stages of our growth."

CMO, Norway IT company
2 years ago
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"We started US expansion on our own and soon after, we stumbled over employee benefits leaving our expat staff and families without health insurance. It was a huge risk for them and our company. Foothold America came in and got us sorted. They’ve been taking care of us ever since."

Sr. People Partner, UK software company
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Don't wait any longer. Contact us today!

The best place to start is with a 30-minute consultation with you and one of your companies.  Let us answer your questions and if we’ve impressed you, we’ll discuss next steps. No obligation. No risk.

US Expansion Experts at your fingertips

Our very own US Expansion Advisors spend hours every week talking to enthusiastic entrepreneurs around the world. Are you ready to be one of them?

Laurie Spicer

UK Based lspicer@footholdamerica.com

Over 25 years experience doing business in North American, European, and Asian markets with a primary focus and specialism on the complexity of the US market

Experienced US Expansion Advisor with over 7 years working for the Department for International Trade demonstrating a proven track record of mentoring SMEs through successful USA market entry.

Rose Adedeji

UK Based radedeji@footholdamerica.com

20 years of global experience in HR, Recruitment and Client delivery, supporting clients from the UK, Europe, US and Australasia

Extensive knowledge of candidate attraction and employee communication management

Delivers sound project management of HR implementation projects

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