"Open Source" Legal Documents

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: http://www.startupcompanylawyer.com/

2 Responses to “"Open Source" Legal Documents”

  1. Administrator says:
    another free legal resource - pointed out by Guy Kawasaki free online term sheet generator from leading Law Firm http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2009/04/free-online-term-sheet-generator.html
  2. Dan Tiernan says:
    More great commentary on this topic from Fred Wilson (AVC) http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2009/08/the-ideal-first-round-term-sheet.html who was motivated by Serial Entrepreneur/Angel Investor Chris Dixon on his view of ideal terms for first round funding http://www.cdixon.org/?p=271

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