Financing Document Forms

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Here is Gunderson’s document library. Typically the only thing we all have to agree on is what the cap table will look like before and after the financing so that the correct numbers are put into the documents. Many founders want to do SAFE note financings for their early rounds to save time and money.

Docugami’s new model for understanding documents cuts its teeth on NASA archives


You hear so much about data these days that you might forget that a huge amount of the world runs on documents : a veritable menagerie of heterogeneous files and formats holding enormous value yet incompatible with the new era of clean, structured databases. “People love documents.


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Swimm raises $5.7M to help teams document their code


Most developers don’t enjoy writing documentation for their code and that makes life quite a bit harder when a new team member tries to get started on working on a company’s codebase. Ideally, this will reduce the drift between the codebase and documentation.

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Dropbox to acquire secure document sharing startup DocSend for $165M


Dropbox announced today that it plans to acquire DocSend for $165 million The company helps customers share and track documents by sending a secure link instead of an attachment. DocSend raises $8M for smarter document sharing.

Collabio lets you co-edit documents without the cloud


Meet Collabio Spaces : An office suite app with a cloudless co-authoring twist that looks helpful if you need to collaborate on documents without having to worry about losing control of your data or the thread of changes. “[The] session lasts til the host keeps the document open.

The Importance of Building & Maintaining Great Developer Documentation

Tomasz Tunguz

Developer documentation is one of the differentiators in developer community building efforts. If you’re an engineer, and you hear about an interesting project, the first place you’ll land is the documentation. How should B2D companies invest in their documentation? Pavi has more than 20 years of experience leading documentation and user education initiatives, at companies such as Salesforce, Amazon, Mesosphere, and MongoDB.

If you've ever overpaid for a legal document, sign up for Docracy, First Round's newest investment

This is going to be BIG.

Plus, I'd make the argument that Docracy's initial userbase will be people who otherwise wouldn't have went to a lawyer at all, going without documentation or using something probably not appropriate for them. There's also no reason why you can't pay your lawyer to draft a document, put it up on Docracy for the sake of transparancy, and fork it when you need to make private adjustments for individual situations. That's why it has to charge for its documents.

Why document your company’s tribal knowledge?


It is not common for the CEO of a rapidly growing company to think of slowing down the furious pace enough to have each manager (including the CEO) document the job process managed, as well as see to the documentation for each process managed below.

The “Hold Your Nose” theory of legal documentation


Changing the deal that late in the game is nearly impossible, after other investors have already completed their documents and the deal supposedly put to bed. How do you confront the investors who have already agreed to terms and even perhaps signed their documents? Then again, it is those improbable future events that end up causing lawsuits years later, often just because a party to an agreement did not understand the implication of a clause or even a document.

Select Star raises seed to automatically document datasets for data scientists


With many of these tools, “they don’t do the work of connecting and building the relationship,” between data she said, adding that “documentation is still important, but being able to automatically generate [metadata] allows data teams to get value right away.”.

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Construction tech startups are poised to shake up a $1.3-trillion-dollar industry


Artificial Intelligence Column Labor Real Estate Startups Venture Capital Banking construction coronavirus COVID-19 document management financial services machine learning project management real estateAllison Xu. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

Document your tribal knowledge.


It is not common for the CEO of a rapidly growing company to think of slowing down the furious pace enough to have each manager (including the CEO) document the job process managed, as well as see to the documentation for each process managed below. And it is even more of a challenge to consider documenting the tribal knowledge of a company’s key employees. Especially when we are young, we feel invincible, and documenting tribal knowledge seems a chore with no reward.

Never handle a document twice!


But to find what is important, we usually have to at least scan a document or email, engaged for no less than a short moment and perhaps for the full reading of the document before moving on to look for important issues to resolve. But there is good research to back up the statement that returning to a reading from a distraction causes the reader to lose up to 20% of his or her time in getting back to speed in mentally processing the document and its issues.


How to Avoid the Closing Package from Hell

The Seraf Compass

The deal lead and founders worked hard together to line up investors, negotiate terms, work through deal documents and disclosure schedules, and track down every last detail of cap tables. The moment of truth has arrived: it is time to close the round.

Crowdsourcing, collaboration, support groups. Oh my.


Then find ways to build concepts, plans, documents, and actions through the collective collaboration of your key group. Create a document with your basic plan or idea for action.

Why Emmy Award-winning documentarians focused their lens on 5 GSEA student entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We’re grateful to GSEA for providing this wonderful platform and letting us document it.”.

How to Create a Flexible Business Plan for 2021


One of the key documents for starting a business is a business plan. If you’re looking for investment capital, it’s an important document for investors to review to learn more about your company. These documents also tend to be written three to five years in advance.

Create a handbook and integrate AI to onboard remote employees


What is most important is that everyone in an organization prioritizes documentation; exactly how they do it is secondary. What is most important is that everyone in an organization prioritizes documentation; exactly how they do it is secondary. Chris Buttenham. Contributor.

Dreamit Startups on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Dream It

Health Tensor reduces burnout through automated COVID-19 documentation. The burden of documentation falls on front line caregivers, consuming more than 50% of their day.

Funding Friday: Westbeth

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Earlier this week, I backed a photobook project on Kickstarter to document many of the artists who live there. The Gotham Gal and I have lived a block away from Westbeth for almost fifteen years. Westbeth is a treasure. It was Bell Labs for most of the first half of the twentieth century and became an artist community in 1970 about twenty years after Bell Labs left for New Jersey. That project was funded and is over now.

Finding North In a New World

Entrepreneurs' Organization

We decided to leverage the assets that we had at our disposal, take a break from trying to sell to people and create a document of all the things we really wanted the people around us to see. This document was written during the first week of the 21-day lockdown in South Africa.

How to Build a Press Kit for Your Startup


This document should also highlight any major accomplishments or awards. Use these documents to provide a clear and easy-to-understand description of what your product or service is, how it works, pricing, and the unique value proposition that makes you stand out from the competition.

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A Taxonomy of Customer Pains and Benefits

Paul G. Silva

First-time entrepreneurs asked to document their hypotheses about Pains and Benefits often experience “blank canvas” paralysis , the inability to get started because of a lack of a clear starting point. Your company’s value proposition must provide benefits that perfectly match your customers’ pains.

Announcing the YC Startup Library

Y Combinator

From fundraising document templates , to tips on how to pitch , to strategies for navigating COVID — we hope that our library offers something useful to every founder. We’re excited to announce the launch of the YC Startup Library, found at

How to Come up With Great Ideas

Paul G. Silva

Step 1: Get MAD – Remember your M ission, assess your A ssets, document the D emand. D: Document the Demand – List out any loud signals the market or your customers have given you of things they want.

Angel Fundamentals: Understanding Equity Deal Terms - Introduction

The Seraf Compass

Active angels work with term sheets regularly, but not every investor fully understands the sometimes arcane language in these highly-specialized documents.


How to Maximize the Impact of Your Website When Targeting Two Personas

Tomasz Tunguz

Engineers prefer to spend time in Github evaluating a product’s technical prowess, in the documentation to learn how to wield the technology, and in the forums understanding the nature of the community. Technical acumen, applied content marketing, and superlative documentation build that trust. The side door leads to documentation, blog posts, community brought via referral. Side-door is documentation. Many companies today pursue a pincer GTM.

Important Updates for Startups on the PPP and the CARES Act

Dream It

On a case-by-case basis, investors are willing to remove blocking language from company documents, lower their ownership percentage so they’re not in a blocking position, and aggregate their ownership across funds to a single fund manager.

TrekIT Health Raises $1M Seed Extension, Hires New Executive Chairman

Dream It

TrekIT’s unique, clinician-designed platform improves provider wellbeing, helps teams find critical data they need, when they need it, while also increasing revenue for the health system by optimizing documentation workflows.”

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How to Make Sense of the PPP Loan Program for VC-Backed Startups

Both Sides of the Table

So to be clear, if a company owns 8% of your company but has negative blocking rights as outlined above in the NVCA guidelines, you are ineligible for the program unless you modify your legal governing documents.

The Startups and Investors Bringing Voice Tech to Healthcare

Dream It

From using voice analysis to identify behavioral health issues to streamlining physician documentation of patient interactions, startups have incorporated voice technology to improve the value and efficiency of care. Using Voice Tech to Improve Physician Documentation and Note-Taking Physician burnout has increased at a rapid rate over the past few years. Physicians spend hours each week documenting their patient interactions in the EHR. Voice tech is on the rise.

New Resources from National Partners


This five-page document from the Kauffman Foundation is excerpted from a forthcoming report exploring the current capital landscape across the nation and identifying barriers faced by underserved entrepreneurs.

Reflecting On Haystack’s Investment In HelloSign (Acquired By Dropbox)


Was Docusign just a place to get electronic signatures done, or could it have more tentacles into document-management systems across a variety of sectors? But over that five year period, signing documents online turned out to be a very important and profitable product feature, to the tune over $10B in market value. Over five years ago, as I began to deploy the first Haystack Fund, I was lucky to select HelloSign as my sixth investment ever.

What Should Founders Be Focusing On? SSRL Can Be Their Guide.

Paul G. Silva

When you do so, you’ll notice the milestone’s color will darken and your SSRL score (in the upper left corner of the document) will increase.

Net Health Acquires Tissue Analytics

Dream It

Clinicians will be able to capture and seamlessly upload wound images and other documentation, including automated measurements, to the WoundExpert platform. "In

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A Canvas That Tells a Story: KISS Canvas (v3)

Paul G. Silva

15 years ago the Business Model Canvas (BMC) changed everything by giving us a 1-pager (or 4×3 foot poster) to help you quickly document and test the key hypothesis behind your business model. [This is part of a series on the KISS Canvas ].

Funding Friday: Isolated On The Road

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

And I also like the idea of documenting this pandemic in photos so we can remember it when its in the rear view mirror. I backed a bunch of projects this morning on Kickstarter and this one really stuck with me. I like supporting young creators who are putting their work out there and seeking funding for it. USV TEAM POSTS: crowdfunding