Posted on September 15, 2010

Deal Terms for Equity Financings of Start-up Companies

SomeĀ  sophisticated law firms in the venture capital spaceĀ  recently released “model” deal documents for equity-based financings of early-stage start-ups. Presumably, these documents are intended to establish industry standards for commonly negotiated terms, purportedly to expedite the capital-raising process. These terms are probably pretty lopsided to favor investors. Interesting to get a glimpse of the inner-structure of these fabled transactions.

Techstars Seed Funding Documents By Cooley Godward & Kronish

Series AA Equity Financing Documents by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Equity Compensation by Orrick

Model Legal Documents by National Venture Capital Association

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