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Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) Primer

Purpose

A safe is a Simple Agreement for Future Equity. An investor makes a cash investment in a company, but gets company stock at a later date, in connection with a specific event. A safe is not a debt instrument, but is intended to be an alternative to convertible notes that is beneficial for both companies and investors.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Appendix I - Alternatives Versions of a Safe
  • Appendix II - Examples
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Y Combinator

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Innovation: The Simple Agreement on Future Equity (SAFE)