Although the safe may not be suitable for all financing situations, conditions must be balanced with the interests of the start-up and investors in mind. As with the original safe, there are always trade-offs between simplicity and completeness, so that while not all Edge cases are addressed, we believe that the safe covers the most relevant and common issues. Both parties are encouraged to have their lawyers` safes checked if they wish, but we believe it provides a starting point that can be used in most situations without change. We believe in our first-hand experience, seeing and helping hundreds of companies raise funds each year, as well as the thoughtful feedback we received from founders, investors, lawyers and accountants with whom we shared the first designs of the post-money safe. Our first safe was a “pre-money” safe, because at the time of its launch, startups collected smaller sums of money before collecting a funding cycle (typically a Preferred Stock Round Series). The safe was a quick and simple way to get the first money into the business, and the concept was that safe owners were only early investors in this future price cycle. But fundraising, staged early on, grew in the years following the introduction of the initial safe, and now startups are raising far more money than the first “seeds” funding cycle. While safes are used for these seed rounds, these towers are really better regarded as totally separate financing, instead of turning “bridges” into subsequent price cycles. 1) the preferred share price to offer for equity financing; 2) the preferred share price that must be offered with a discount for equity financing; 3. the price per share determined by a pre-negotiated valuation ceiling (see below); or four.
Option 2 or Option 3 below. A SAFE is a convertible loan, both of which have given the investor the right to obtain shares at a preferential price in the future. However, the two instruments are fundamentally different, because the convertible bond is a debt, but not a SAFE. You should consider the following differences in the choice if you want to create a convertible note or a SAFE: Paul Graham and yCombinator have recently created and publicly recommended the use of SAFEs for convertible bonds. For more information about SAFEs here: ycombinator.com/safe/. As has already been said, the old SAFE notes did not allow investors to know how much property they were receiving and the founders knew how much of their assets were diluted. In principle, it was important for the valuation of dilution and ownership to take into account the theoretical increase in shares on the company`s options pool in a series of shares at a later date. There are four versions of the new post-money safe as well as an optional letter of receipt.
In the Zegal application, you have four ways to convert SAFE into preferred shares as part of equity financing: a SAFE (simple agreement on future equity) is an agreement between an investor and an entity that grants the investor rights to the future capital of the company similar to a stock order, unless a price per share is set at the time of the initial investment. The SAFE investor receives future shares in the event of an investment price cycle or liquidity event. SAFEs are supposed to offer start-ups a simpler mechanism to apply for upfront financing than convertible bonds. Equity financing is defined in SAFE as “bona fide transaction or series of transactions with the main purpose of raising capital, pursuan weens which the Company issues and sells Shares Preference at a fixed pre-money valuation.” Unlike a convertible bond, there is no threshold or minimum amount for equity financing. A safe is simple and short. It saves you the trouble of negotiating and agreeing on the amount of equity financing, which is often fairly di