August 2, 2018

The first part of this post discussed the differences between SAFE, CLA and preferred equity financing. This second part will go into some typical use cases and an example, hopefully illustrating the pros and cons of using SAFE.

Use case I: seed fundi...

July 20, 2018

Disclaimer: this post is an opinion which is probably biased by my being an investor. Also, while it does discuss legal issues, it is not a substitute for advice from your trusted lawyer (the writer is not a lawyer).

SAFE has become a very popular see...

July 3, 2018

“I have an idea I’ve been working on for a few months… I’ll be happy to present it to you and understand how we can move forward”. Nothing about the team, product or funding requirements; no presentation or 1-pager attached. A total of 134 people, my...

June 23, 2018

A while ago I met with a startup I really liked. The team included two impressive founders, one in charge of business and product, with the other heading software development. The market opportunity seemed big, with a good product offering and strong...

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