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. 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. They are available on Cooley’s CooleyGo document generation platform and also on GitHub. Kudos to Cooley for doing this.

Startup 101: “Open Source” Start up Legal Documents

VC Cafe

Legal docs don’t have to be a source of stress when you’re trying to set up a business. Don’t use these documents blindly ” Taylor Wessing – offers a suite of seed investment documents which are available on an open-source basis.

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An Operating System for Your Mobile Supercomputer

Peter Levine

Like Linux (and unlike Windows), Android is Open Source, which means no one company owns the code. One reason why Android is winning is due to that open source spirit of additive innovation. Because consumers are clamoring for increased personalization and customization options, the Android open source community has been happily taking up the task of fulfilling that demand. Portfolio Companies Android Cyanogen Linux Mobile open source

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Lean startups operate on minimal money, an open source environment, and assume multiple iterations, with customer feedback, to get it right. Despite these pundits, I sense a fundamental change in the early-stage financing eco-system.

New Early Stage Financing Options for Entrepreneurs


Lean startups operate on minimal money, an open source environment, and assume multiple iterations, with customer feedback, to get it right. Despite these pundits, I sense a fundamental change in the early-stage financing eco-system.

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Just Got A Whole Lot Stronger

Inc Startups

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is officially the largest open-source blockchain alliance in the world thanks to the latest additions, MasterCard and Cisco. Personal Finance: Spread the Wealth

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. Y Combinator Series AA Equity Financing Documents (by WSGR).

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). Series Seed Financing Documents (by Fenwick & West). This post assumes that you have a basic understanding of Series A financing terms.

Teaching Entrepreneurial Finance Using Venture Deals

Feld Thoughts

They’ve recently open sourced the syllabus and we’ve put up a page on AsktheVC for anyone teaching a course using Venture Deals. If you are looking for ideas on a course about entrepreneurial finance, take a look. Venture Deals entrepreneurial finance venture deals

Intro to Blockchain: Why You Can’t Miss Out

The Startup Magazine

As standards and shared uses emerge, these platforms will serve the development community almost as existing open-source development platforms do.

How Convertible Debt Works

Feld Thoughts

If you want to see an actual convertible debt term sheet or the actual legal documents, take a look at the TechStars Open Sourced Model Seed Financing Documents. Financing convertible debt svb venture dealsLast night I gave a talk hosted by SVB at their Palo Alto office. It was part of the “Never Ending All Old Is New Again Venture Deals Book Tour.”

The unfortunate math behind consulting companies

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Maybe that means going to a conference or two, or working on an open-source project, or instituting “10% time&# at work (like Google’s 20% time but more reasonable for those of us who don’t have billions in profit from a cash-cow).

7 Fintech Start-up Companies Changing Our Relationship With Money


This is an open-source payment network that two parties can use for transferring money from one point to another. This quantitative hedge fund is crowd-source, which allows anybody to be a hedge fund managers. Ideaspotting finance technology financial technology fintech

Should Campaign Finance Work Like Kickstarter?

Inc Startups

More than 30 of New York’s technorati recently sent a petition to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to shift the state’s campaign finance laws toward public financing and an emphasis on small donors.

The end of ownership: The zero-marginal-cost economy

The Next Web

Dries Buytaert created Drupal, an open source content management platform, in his dorm room. He is also the co-founder and CTO at Acquia, a company providing enterprise software for websites and commerce.

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Burnham's Beat: Indian Outsourcers: Open Source's Best Friend or.

Burnham's Beat

Articles on Technology and Finance. Indian Outsourcers: Open Sources Best Friend or Worst Enemy. In the past couple of weeks I have had several conversations in which Indian IT outsourcing shops have come up in the context of Open Source. Several Open Source firms have mentioned that Indian outsourcing shops are becoming very good customers and in some ways are really starting to drive enterprise IT adoption of Open Source.


Will Crowdfunding Replace Angel And VC Investors?

Startup Professionals Musings

In this model, often called micro-financing or peer-to-peer lending (P2P), people contribute with the intent to create a pool for all to borrow against.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

Companies pursuing innovation can Buy, Build, Partner or use Open Innovation. Finally we can use the open-source lean classes from the National Science Foundation I-Corps and the Stanford/Berkeley Lean LaunchPad classes to run Horizon 3 projects.

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What is the worst startup pitch ever?


CluelessCo is an internet startup company seeking $2 million of equity financing to fund our company for at least one year. A Software-as-a-Service company using open source and cloud computing technologies. Take your choice (these are both real, honest-to-God pitches, and I’ve got the originals in my possession): Contestant A. CluelessCo will become the main consumer outlet for the internet, digital cable and satellite TV, and cell phones and PDAs.

Standing Cloud Closes $3m Financing, Launches Partner Program

Feld Thoughts

Standing Cloud , which makes it easy to deploy and run apps in the cloud, recently closed a $ 3m financing led by Rich Levandov at Avalon Ventures. There are a huge number of solution providers out in the world who are specialists in any of the more than 70 open-source apps that Standing Cloud supports. And if you want to see how easy it is to set up any of over 70 open source apps in under five minutes, just select an app and click on “Use It Now.&#.

Series Seed Financing Documents

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Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank

I’ll open source the syllabus and teaching guide later this year.). identify financing vehicles before you need them. It’s open to NIH SBIR/STTR Phase 1 grantees.

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What’s A Startup? First Principles.

Steve Blank

How do we finance the company, etc. A Lean Startup is Eric Ries’s description of the intersection of Customer Development , Agile Development and if available, open platforms and open source. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Mulesource Raises Series B

Will Price

Mulesource , the leading open source integration framework, announced today the successful close of a $12.5m The financing, but more importantly the amazing developer, customer, and employee acquisition traction validates the premise.

Teaching With Our Book – Venture Deals

Ask The VC

We’ve been flattered through the years to hear that several highly acclaimed universities have used our term sheet series to teach business, law and engineering students the ins and outs of the venture financing term sheet. To start, the University of Colorado and Bentley University have open sourced their syllabi and we welcome other educators to join us by posting theirs as well.

3 Steps to Turbocharge Your Startup

Inc Startups

In response, the company, an open source software project management dashboard maker, hired Lou Shipley as CEO. Open Source Software Logistics is a method to help track, manage, and profit from a company''s OSS development projects.

CEO Interview with BlazeMeter, Self-Served Load Testing in the Cloud

VC Cafe

Israeli startup Blaze Meter , a load testing in the cloud compatible with open source Apache Jmeter, has recently raised an undisclosed round from Yoav Leitersdorf’s YL Ventures. Alon: I’m a strong advocate and evangelist of cloud and open-source technologies.

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We’re all coders

Start Up Blog

It is totally open source and varies in its use dependent on many things including the geography in which it is used. entrepreneurship business code developing entrepreneurs Finance startups technology As a startup entrepreneur I often get asked if I’m coder. I used to say no. My answer used to be something like: our job as an entrepreneurs is to organise the factors of production, not be them.

The Other Amazon Deal this week. Drupal founder attracts over $100 Million in 3 months.

Scalable Startup

is the for-profit company founded by Dries Buytaert, the inventor of Drupal, to support his open source project. When Open Source software projects are launched, the progenitors often start a for-profit sister company to garner some income from training, support and consulting. Because they are open source. Google has optimized this open source to freemium model in almost all of its products.

Four Trends In Artificial Intelligence That Affect Enterprises


Contributing to these trends are less expensive and more powerful hardware, and open source end-to-end connected data platforms that maximize the value of data-in-motion and securely store, manage and perform complex processing of data-at-rest.

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The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

Both Sides of the Table

The rise of alternative sources of capital (crowd funding and the like). ” The pioneering fund of funds realize that their source of differentiation is much more about the latter than the former. The “big boom” in startup financing started around March 2009?—?more

Getting Due Diligence Ready


Open source exposure : Everything is built on top of open source technologies today. It is important to keep an ongoing list of open source software used and what license you are using.

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

Accelerators, hubs, cafes, open-sourcing, crowd-souring, maker spaces, Chief Innovation Officers, etc. The canonical innovation pipeline: As you see in the diagram, there are 6 steps to the innovation pipeline: sourcing, challenge/curation, prioritization, solution exploration and hypothesis testing, incubation and integration. Innovation sourcing : a list of problems/challenges, ideas, and technologies that might be worth investing in.

ESADE Business School Commencement Speech

Steve Blank

Cheered on by finance professors, Wall Street analysts, investors and hedge funds, companies have learned how to make metrics like Internal Rate of Return look great by one; outsourcing everything, two, getting assets off their balance sheet, and three only investing in things that pay off fast.

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The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Redis Labs – Enterprise-grade open source NoSQL database (Raised $27M). Behalf – Purchase financing for small businesses (Raised $134M). Image credit: Kosher OC Magazine.

Standing Cloud Raises $3 Million

Feld Thoughts

My friends at Standing Cloud have closed another $3 million financing from us ( Foundry Group ) and Avalon Ventures. Standing Cloud’s standard application catalog includes 100 open-source and commercial applications; its Platform-as-as-Service (PaaS) capabilities support multiple programming languages, including Rails, PHP, Java and Python, and a wide range of cloud service providers and orchestration software systems.

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Startup Resources

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources. Finances. High Quality, and open sourced! Mantis (Open source). Nagios (open source).

Ask the VC Bonus Material

Feld Thoughts

As a result, we created a Resources page on Ask the VC and decided to load it up with legal documents that are part of a venture capital financing. Now, while I’d like to be able to simply do all of my financings with a handshake, or possibly on a napkin written in crayon, I also wish I had a herd of unicorns, surrounded by rainbows, a balanced US government budget, and agreement on how to address the debt ceiling issue.

Will the Real Crowd Funding Model Please Stand Up?

Startup Professionals Musings

So I have set out here to outline and offer some practical advice on the many different models currently used with the term “crowd funding” and “crowd sourcing.” Ideas crowd sourcing. Software crowd sourcing. entrepreneur startup investor crowd sourcing crowd funding business

Innovation, Change and the Rest of Your Life

Steve Blank

Today open source software has slashed the cost of software development from millions of dollars to thousands. A 20 th century VC was likely to have an MBA or finance background. What this means is that the emergence of incubators and super angels have dramatically expanded the sources of seed capital. I gave the Alumni Day talk at U.C. Santa Cruz and had a few things to say about innovation. —-.