Legal fees can be a real burden on early stage start-ups.
Fortunately, some forward thinking people and organizations have decided to publish “standard” agreements that can help start-ups AND investors from reinventing the wheel and using a dis-proportionate amount of their funds on legal documentation.
Josh Kopelman has some good commentary on deal structure AND talks about a great source for legal docs in this post from a few years ago.
The punch line is here: an “open source” repository of draft documents
I was looking for a convertible note template and later found another great source of info here: