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Simple Agreement for Equity (SAFE)

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The alternative to the Convertible Note.

The Simple Agreement For Equity (SAFE) is an alternative to the Convertible Note that is often employed by founders and investors looking to close a deal quickly.  
SAFE Agreements are priced options investors pay for equity in a business, to be converted at a future financing round. Extremely similar to Convertible Notes and often used interchangeably, there are numerous advantages to SAFEs, namely: 

  • Standardization. Because SAFEs are standardized, there are usually very few specialized terms to negotiate.
  • Speed and Efficiency. In comparison to a priced financing round, SAFEs can be completed in a very short period of time; as quick as a few hours of negotiation. 
  • Founder Friendly. SAFEs are generally considered to be more founder friendly than Convertible Notes. 
  • Flexibility. SAFEs allow founders to raise whatever amount their business needs to an amount of their choosing.
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The alternative to the Convertible Note.

The Simple Agreement For Equity (SAFE) is an alternative to the Convertible Note that is often employed by founders and investors looking to close a deal quickly.  
SAFE Agreements are priced options investors pay for equity in a business, to be converted at a future financing round. Extremely similar to Convertible Notes and often used interchangeably, there are numerous advantages to SAFEs, namely: 

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Simple Agreement for Equity (SAFE)

Template

The alternative to the Convertible Note.

The Simple Agreement For Equity (SAFE) is an alternative to the Convertible Note that is often employed by founders and investors looking to close a deal quickly.  
SAFE Agreements are priced options investors pay for equity in a business, to be converted at a future financing round. Extremely similar to Convertible Notes and often used interchangeably, there are numerous advantages to SAFEs, namely: 

  • Standardization. Because SAFEs are standardized, there are usually very few specialized terms to negotiate.
  • Speed and Efficiency. In comparison to a priced financing round, SAFEs can be completed in a very short period of time; as quick as a few hours of negotiation. 
  • Founder Friendly. SAFEs are generally considered to be more founder friendly than Convertible Notes. 
  • Flexibility. SAFEs allow founders to raise whatever amount their business needs to an amount of their choosing.

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