Open Source Funding Documents

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Cooley, one of the top startup law firms, has open sourced the legal documents required to do a Series Seed or Convertible Note financing. They are available on Cooley’s CooleyGo document generation platform and also on GitHub. Kudos to Cooley for doing this. We need to make the transaction costs of getting a financing done as low as possible and putting the legal docs into the public domain is a great step forward in doing that.

Moving Beyond API Reference Documentation

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“Great API documentation is essential” many people exclaim. Finally, you reach that glorious moment: “Documentation is done! The Hidden Value of API Documentation. API documentation tells the story of your API. Beyond API Reference Documentation.

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10 Questions Your API Documentation Must Answer

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APIs do not have a user interface, so your documentation is the primary communication method for developers to interact with your API. As previously discussed, our API documentation needs to move beyond API reference documentation and into all aspects of the API lifecycle.

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Document Your MVP for a Developer


In fact, let me provide an important warning: If you create these documents, don't have input from a technical resource, take it to a development shop and they provide you a price. It's fine to send out documents that have older information.

Convert Documents With Docs.Zone


You can opt for document to PDF, combine files to PDF, web to PDF, as well as PDF to Word, Excel or images. How to convert documents to PDF with Docs.Zone. Alongside the fact that you can transform simple documents to PDF, you can also merge them to PDF as well.

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How Much You Can Save With Document Management Software


There are several ways you can go about saving money, but one of the best and easiest is to use document management software (DMS). No matter what type of business you have, document management software is a crucial piece to cost savings. By Benoy Tamang, CEO of eFileCabinet.

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Small Business Tips: Document Your Business Processes

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The operational details of a small business can range from simple to wildly complex, but documenting them well is something you will never regret and something that (post-bus) may save your business!

Questions to Ask When You Document Your Content Strategy


Research by Content Marketing Institute (and partners) shows that only 32% B2B businesses in 2016 had a documented content strategy. And at the same time, 48% businesses cited a documented content marketing strategy as the reason for their overall improvement in content effectiveness.

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Home Document Management Software: How It Can Positively Impact Niche Workers


Home document management software is a tool that can turn niche employees like consultants, freelancers, and independent contractors into powerful, market-disrupting professionals. The perks of working for a company are well-documented, and among these perks is comfort and stability.

Series AA Equity Financing Documents

Series AA Equity Financing Documents Y Combinator and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are happy toannounce the Series AA Equity Financing Documents. These documents were originally created for YC-funded startups to use whenraising angel rounds.

Can Document Management Restore Consumers’ Trust In Enterprises?


Looking at the course of information “management’s” evolution over the past twenty years, companies have, in general, evolved to predominately rely on and store information digitally, yet un-securely and through paper documents, too. By Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet.

Series Seed Financing Documents Series Seed Financing Documents Blog Home Documents Blog Archives Subscribe 09/02/2010 Version 2.0 and why Series Seed Documents are better than capped convertible notes “First they ignore you.   That said, I think this quote accurately captures the life-cycle of creating a simple set of documents for early stage investment. of the Series Seed Documents as well as a red-line showing the changes I’ve made from the original set. 

What A Document Management Tool Can Do For You In 2018


Businesses that are tired of the tedium of data entry and wish there was a better way to digitize and organize their documents can rest assured — there is. Scanning, reading and digitizing your documents. Documents do not have to be in a predefined format.

Startup 101: “Open Source” Start up Legal Documents

VC Cafe

VC Cafe summarized some of the better ‘open source’ legal docs out there – it’s certainly not a replacement for a lawyer – but it will help you get a leg up to see the documents and understand them before you actually sign the dotted line.

Organize Your Small Business: Apps To Manage Business Documents

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Court Documents Reveal Texts Between Zuckerberg and Andreessen

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The Facebook founder has considered going into government, according to lawsuit documents that include the texts

Overview: Extracting article text from HTML documents

The overall algorithm works by computing both text and structural features on parts of the document and based on these features, decide if the observed part of the document belongs to the article text or not. Now let’s take a look at the representation of documents used in MSS.


DocuSign Wants to Handle Your Dollars, Not Just Your Documents

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DocuSign users can now request payments through the platform, streamlining the contract-signing and invoicing process


The Proliferation of Standardized Seed Financing Documents

Feld Thoughts

As of today’s announcement that Ted Wang at Fenwick & West has collaborated with a group of bay area early stage VC’s and angel investors to create the Series Seed Documents (the site isn’t up yet so I can’t opine on the quality of the docs but I expect them to be fine) we now have – at my count – four different standardized seed financing documents floating around the industry. TechStars Model Seed Funding Documents (by Cooley).

Developing a Platform for Web-Accessible Business Documents

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It's essential not to neglect the nuts and bolts of content, and it's more and more important to make sure that business documents are web accessible. At a meeting for potential clients, these documents can quickly be shared.

Here Are All the Documents You Need to Hire Like Google (for Free)

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Thanks, Google. How to Hire the Best

Document Business Processes With These 6 Online Tools

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Successful businesses execute standard processes consistently. Here's a look at six tools designed to boost workflow, productivity and overall performance. Back Office Grow back office business process management business systems managing workflow process management productivity workflow

Feds have launched criminal investigation of Charlotte School of Law, documents show

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Federal prosecutors in Charlotte appear to have been investigating Charlotte School of Law for more than a year, according to newly unsealed court documents in Florida

How do the sample Series Seed financing documents differ from typical Series A financing documents?

Startup Company Lawyer

After the recent announcement of the Series Seed Financing documents by Marc Andreesen, Brad Feld points out that there are now four sets of “open source&# equity seed financing documents: TechStars Model Seed Funding Documents (by Cooley). Y Combinator Series AA Equity Financing Documents (by WSGR). Founders Institute Plain Preferred Term Sheet (by WSGR – disclaimer, I represent the Founders Institute and was involved in drafting this document).

The Declaration of Independence: The Best Entrepreneurial Document Ever?

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Would you be happy for your venture to last a few years and make a few million? How about 240 years and 3 trillion dollars? Nobody pulled in Benjamins like Benjamin


Bring Your Business Into The Digital Age


Mastering document management search and store features is one of the first steps in effectively leveraging a document management solution. We’ll begin by assessing some of the cloud-based document management functions of these solutions. by Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet.

Back To Basics: Document Management Best Practices


Here are some tips to better manage your documents: 1. Consistent Naming of Documents. For instance, you can list the type of document first, the client it is intended for as second, the date as third, and the date the file was created last.

Incubator Funding Documents Should Be Easy

The Startup Lawyer

Documents in the startup ecosystem evolve. For example, convertible note documents are more complex now compared to 5 years ago (e.g., price caps and price cap regulators). Most of the evolution has to do with real-world experiences of investors and startups. Other times complexity can be chalked up to “deal over-engineering.” ” Some incubators are guilty […]. Startup Issues

Dropbox Starts Preparing Documents for IPO

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Dropbox's last valuation was at $10 billion in 2014. Technology

Documenting Life in a Start-up

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Ctrl+Alt+Compete, a new documentary that debuts later this year, explores start-up culture through the lens of five entrepreneurs. And you can watch it for free.) First there was Shark Tank. Then came TechStars TV.

4 Ways to Avoid the Confusion Of Financing Documents

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So-called 'simple agreements' are more complex than you might think. Startup

The Top 4 Items You Need Documented When Selling Your Website Through a Broker

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Secondly, the broker will utilize the details provided to create a professional marketing document to present to prospective buyers. This document is typically called a Prospectus and is an important part of representing your business.

Startups & Compliance: Which Employee Documents to Keep

Early Growth Financial Services

When you’re starting a company though, there are a few employee documents you are legally required to keep and a few we would strongly encourage you to keep. Documents you have to keep W-4 — This is the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. This document tells you how much federal income tax to withhold from each employee’s paycheck. This guest post was contributed by Justworks.

Document your tribal knowledge.


It is not common for the CEO of a rapidly growing company to think of slowing down the furious pace enough to have each manager (including the CEO) document the job process managed, as well as see to the documentation for each process managed below.

The Most Important Document In Your Investor Pitch.

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What do you focus on when you prepare a business plan and an investor pitch? The PowerPoint presentation? The Excel financial spreadsheet? The 50-page Business Plan in Word? It's something else.

Why You Should Document Your Entrepreneur Experience

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Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of social media consultancy VaynerMedia, explains the benefits of telling the world about your entrepreneurial journey from the start, how to overhaul your company culture, and more

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What Skills Do Your APIs Offer?

Launch Any

If I were to look at your API documentation – from your reference documentation in Swagger (now OpenAPI ) to your getting started guides – what would I see? Why do we allow ourselves to document our APIs this way? And your documentation needs to reflect that as well.

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Swedish bitcoin startup Safello implements document recognition tech


Having adopted Mobile Bank ID to streamline identifying its Swedish customers earlier this year, Swedish bitcoin reseller Safello since integrated an identity document verification service to speed up the purchase of Bitcoins through their site.

Convertible Note Transaction Documents

The Startup Lawyer

It’s a common misconception that the ‘convertible note’ is the only legal document used in a convertible debt financing. Finally, the most often overlooked document is the consent of the startup’s board of directors with respect to the convertible debt round. I often receive emails from entrepreneurs asking for a ‘sample convertible note’ which I assume they are planning to use on their own.