What vehicle should startups use for seed stage fundraising?

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Why do you recommend Series Seed?

Why do you not recommend Series Seed?

Equity rounds result in an investor being issued stock in exchange for money at a given valuation. In a nutshell, the investors will agree to a sing...

Transparency

The series seed documents are standardized and publicly available, so there are no hidden terms to bite either the investors or the founders.Equity d...

Simplicity

From SeriesSeed.com:The Series Seed Documents are only 30 pages in the aggregate so that an entrepreneur can read and understand them without devoti...

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Why do you recommend Convertible note?

Why do you not recommend Convertible note?

Convertible notes are a form of debt that converts into equity given a certain trigger, usually a second round of financing.

Very cheap

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Legal fees for convertible notes are usually very cheap and can be done for under $5,000.

Does not give up control to investors

In a typical convertible note deal investors do not gain any control over the company. There are usually no control provisions or board seats attach...

Full Rachet on down rounds

If a convertible note has a cap and a conversion discount it can be very painful for the entrepreneur on a subsequent down round. From Mark Suster:A...

Why do you recommend Convertible Equity?

Why do you not recommend Convertible Equity?

Convertible equity is a form of early-stage bridge funding that allows a startup to sell to investors a form of equity security that in many ways res...

Helps Investors Gain Tax Benefits

Convertible equity financings will help Angel investors reap tax benefits through capital gains discounts.

No Complex Interest Terms

With convertible equity there is no interest paid on the round. This saves the entrepreneur equity and simplifies future fundraising.The lack of com...

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