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SAMPLE STARTUP DOCUMENTS

FOUNDER'S PATH

 

 

YOU HAVE AN IDEA. WHAT NEXT?

Incorporate

 

 


PROTECT YOUR IDEA

 

YOU NEED MONEY


 

Once the money of the investors and the FFF (fools, friends and family) is used up, a start-up will have to get financing from third parties, such as business angels or early stage venture capitalists.

FIRST FINANCING ROUND


SAMPLE NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

 

Protection of the information about the company, product, business idea, etc.

To be signed prior to disclosing any confidential information to potential investors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE TERM SHEET

 

A.k.a. Letter of Intent (LOI), Memorandom of Understanding (MoU), etc.

The parties set in a non-binding manner the key terms & conditions of the envisaged financing transaction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE INVESTMENT AGREEMENT

 

The terms & conditions of the investment, such as the amount invested, tranches, etc.

 Representations & warranties by the founders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE CONVERTIBLE LOAN AGREEMENT

 

Why a Convertible Loan?

The traditional financings by loans or equity do either not reflect the investor’s interest in participating in the growth of the company (classic loans) or are static and cumbersome to achieve (equity by issuance of new shares). Therefore, WorldWebForum promotes, in line with the lean start-up approach, the issuance of convertible loans.

A convertible loan is a hybrid instrument entitling (and sometimes obliging) the lender to convert the loan to common or preferred shares at a specified conversion rate and within a specified timeframe or upon certain events.

 

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE SHAREHOLDERS' AGREEMENT

 

Rights & obligations of the Founders & the Investors as shareholders of the company

 Watch out: It's only about the Founders' rights as shareholders; their position as employee has to be regulated in a separate employment agreement

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


We thank Dr. Maja Baumann at REBER attorneys-at-law for drafting these sample documents.

Please note that these are “real-life” samples as used in previous transactions. They need to be adjusted to the respective case and do not replace legal advice.

WorldWebForum, Dr. Maja Baumann and REBER do not assume any responsibility for any consequence of using these sample documents or any other documents found on this homepage.

THE GOAL IS TO EVOLVE THESE SAMPLE DOCUMENTS AND ELABORATE A SWISS STANDARD FOR START-UP FINANCINGS. SO, PLEASE, SEND US YOUR FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ADJUSTEMENTS/IMPROVEMENTS. THANKS!