October 23, 2015

SAFEs and KISSes are both alternatives to traditional convertible notes.  SAFEs convert into equity at the next round of funding but are not debt.  KISSes can be equity or debt but are streamlined.  See the forms here: SAFE  KISS and nice comparison of variou...

October 20, 2015

 Do you have a company that you are ready to launch?  An invention or brilliant idea for a product or service that you want to take to market?  This handy guide will walk you through some of the most common pitfalls that startups encounter and teach you how to avoid th...

October 1, 2015



Early on, before the company’s valuation is too high, startups can give their employees a significant benefit by offering restricted stock rather than options.  Restricted stock is stock received 100% on day one that is subject to repurchase by the company.  The comp...

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The following forms are publicy available for reference.  Please consult counsel before using them.


NVCA Venture Capital Documents

YCombinator Series AA 

Series Seed Documents 




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