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.

How Secure Are Your Documents?


Does your business or department still work with paper documents? While paper documents and locked filing cabinets used to be the mainstream way, now holding out against digitization not only makes you an anachronism, it could be putting your private information at unnecessary risk.

Tips for Confidential Business Document Storage

The Startup Magazine

Business documents are very important and should be stored safely. If you need to retrieve information from such documents in the future, it can be done easily. That is why every business should strive to keep their documents safely.

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.

On the Go? Work with A Mobile Document Management Solution!


Whether you’re at home, on vacation, or meeting with a client, you need access to your company’s documents wherever you go. A Mobile Document Management Software is an affordable, efficient, and modern way to take control of all your document management needs.

Keeping Your Information Safe When Ordering Government Documents

The Startup Magazine

To help you stay safe online, here are four tips to keeping your information safe online when ordering government documents from home. This eliminates any loopholes that can give hackers access to your government issued documents.

Small Business Tips: Document Your Business Processes

crowdSPRING Blog

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!

How A Document Management System Brings Better Talent To Your Business


Document management software (DMS) makes it easy for employees to access the information and records they need in order to do their jobs, regardless of whether they’re in the office or not. Jesse Wood is the CEO of document management software vendor, eFileCabinet.

Spreadsheets in legal documents

The Equity Kicker

Rather than imperfectly describe formulas in legal documents we should be able to capture them precisely in a Google Sheet or Excel and append the file to the legal document.

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.

How Document Scanning is making Businesses more Eco Friendly


The process of document scanning refers to the effective method of converting paper documents into digital documents so that a business or company can access their important information 24/7. Others document management document scanning online storage

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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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).

Failing Fast at Standardized Seed Deal Documents

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about The Proliferation of Standardized Seed Financing Documents. A week or so later, my partner Jason Mendelson wrote a post titled Why There Will Never be a Standard Set of Seed Documents. I’ve concluded that Jason is right so rather than torture myself, I’m failing fast with regard to trying to help create a set of standardized seed documents. A few said “I don’t see the problem – it’s fine having multiple seed documents.”

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.

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.

Moving Beyond API Reference Documentation

Launch Any

“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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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.

Why No Startup Should Be Without Document Management


Every startup needs a sound skeleton to hold it together, and document management software is just the thing. Imagine you do lose that very important document. A document management plan is exactly what you need to both stay organized and secure.

10 Questions Your API Documentation Must Answer

Launch Any

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 Business Processes With These 6 Online Tools

YFS Magazine

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

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.

Building Your API Documentation Strategy For SUCCESS

Launch Any

So far, we have put together a foundation for our API documentation: 1. We must first move beyond API reference documentation and look for other ways to communicate the value and purpose of your APIs. An approach to API Documentation Strategy SUCCESS.

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Methods to Writing an Observation Document


If you create a terrific deal of documents through the entire season, then you’re mindful how tedious the content sometimes. Contrary to other types of documents, influential article would love to obtain a good hypothesis.

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.

Model Seed Documents - Direct From Techstars

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Court Documents Reveal Texts Between Zuckerberg and Andreessen

Inc Startups

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

Dropbox Starts Preparing Documents for IPO

Inc Startups

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

SAFE Seed Financing Documents

The Startup Lawyer

I wrote an article for LaunchDFW titled “SAFE and SOUND? A Primer on the new YC Docs“ It’s somewhat geared towards the Dallas Fort Worth startup scene, but I believe it’s probably relevant for most of the country/world. Venture Capital

What to Do If You Get Incorrect Tax Documents

Inc Startups

Whether it's a 1099, a 1099k, or a W-2 that's wrong, let's get this straightened out immediately. Personal Finance: Spread the Wealth

How-to Produce an Examination Document

Jeff Hilimire

Target has discounted five great first – brands that can produce for many excellent Easter stuffers! Animal Crossing: Fresh Super 2 Kong Place Returns 3D Kart 7, New Leaf, and Supermario 3D Land are onsale for 14.99 It is a savings of approximately $25, down from their $39.99 cost that is standard. Goal The income it is and is not demonstrating Ontargetis regular round in-store simply, so they are also not appearing for that cost online often.

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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

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.

Developing a Platform for Web-Accessible Business Documents

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

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.

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The Standard Financing Document Pipe Dream

The Startup Lawyer

There will never be a single standard set of financing documents, whether for seed or venture capital rounds. And interestingly, the variance in documents increases as the deals get smaller. The closest to a standard set is the NVCA forms, but those are for larger Series A/B/C type rounds. Regardless, it seems like each firm (or […]. Startup Issues

Big Airlines Just Filed a Legal Document to End Ridiculous Emotional Support Animals. It's Absurdly Brilliant

Inc Startups

United, Southwest, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska and other airlines are asking the U.S. government for severe restrictions on emotional support animals.

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.

Series Seed Financing Documents

Series Seed Financing Documents Blog. Documents. « About the Series Seed Documents | Main. Series Seed Financing Documents. Please note, these are the latest versions of the Series Seed Documents.    These are the original versions of the Series Seed Documents.    BEFORE DOWNLOADING THESE DOCUMENTS PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER. ?. I've not included those in this project (nor the other documents requested above).

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. 

Organize Your Small Business: Apps To Manage Business Documents

Soho Solutionist

The post Organize Your Small Business: Apps To Manage Business Documents appeared first on SOHO Tech Training. As I mentioned last week, January is Get Organized month.

DocuSign Wants to Handle Your Dollars, Not Just Your Documents

Inc Startups

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


4 Ways to Avoid the Confusion Of Financing Documents

Inc Startups

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

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.