The SAFE has become more popular as a way of financing early stage startups since its creation in 2013. But convertibles notes are still used by investors around the world. We break down key differences between SAFEs and convertible notes.
Most people don't pay much attention to the signature block when a contract is signed. Signature blocks and conventions around signature in legal contracts serve an essential function in determining the validity of a contract such as an investor agreement or stock option award.
Startups typically issue common shares to founders, employees, advisors and consultants; they issue preferred shares to investors as part of venture financing rounds The preferred class of stock in a startup is typically subdivided into series, each representing a different round of financing, like Series A, Series B, and so on.
Registering in the US opens the door to venture funding for overseas startups. Learn about the process for registering your company in the US as a foreign citizen, including incorporation, taxes, visas and more.
Startup investors strongly prefer to invest in C Corporations over LLCs for tax and diligence reasons. The proceeds from selling stock in startups registered as C Corporations can be tax exempt due to Qualified Small Business Stock exemption.