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YCombinator SAFE

One of the most popular instruments for startup fundraising, the SAFE is a free, form document published by Y Combinator

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Anyone who has worked with early stage venture-backed companies has likely encountered a SAFE or "Simple Agreement for Future Equity." They were designed to help alleviate some of the friction points in early stage fundraising where it's extremely hard to value a startup that, in many cases, was just formed and has no assets or revenues. Y Combinator pioneered this instrument and maintains several versions of it on its website.


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