Startup Seed Financing Toolkit

Resources to assist early-stage startup companies and their attorneys with planning, structuring, documenting, and executing seed financing rounds of capital raising from angel investors, friends, and family.

Practical Law Corporate & Securities

The first and often most vital round of financing for a startup ( company is the seed round ( . Founders and their counsel must strike a balance between the need to raise seed capital quickly and cost-effectively and the need to avoid pitfalls that can lead to costly, intractable problems down the road.

This Toolkit includes resources that:

For a complete list of Practical Law's resources for startups, see the Startup Company Toolkit ( .


Practice Notes




Standard Documents

Convertible Notes

Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs)

Board Resolutions and Side Letters

Securities Law Compliance

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