Click here to use the Cooley GO Docs Y Combinator Safe Financing Documents (Singapore) Generator
Startup accelerator Y Combinator (commonly referred to simply as “YC”) released a set of financing documents (referred to as “Safe”, or “Simple Agreement for Future Equity”), which have become widely used as an instrument for raising early stage capital in Silicon Valley.
As a resource to the community, we at Cooley GO have modified the YC Safe financing documents for use by Singapore companies. We hope that this resource will be a useful option for entrepreneurs and investors in the region that are seeking efficient and transparent ways of funding early stage startups.
We recommend that you review the User Guide available on YC’s website to familiarize yourself with the features of each document and other terms, and consult with counsel licensed to practice in your jurisdiction before using these forms. Please note that the Safe forms in this generator are based on the new “post-money” forms that YC released in September 2018 and further updated in early 2020.
YC includes the following disclaimer to accompany its Safe documents: “Needless to say, YC does not assume responsibility for the consequence of using any version of the safe or any other document found on our website.”
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