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The Challenge of The Ideal First Round Term Sheet | Brad Feld



from Brad Feld: Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.

TheFunded Founder Institute released a “Plain Preferred Term Sheet” (developed with WSGR). According to the article in TechCrunch, the goal is to (a) protect founders and (b) reduce legal fees. Kudos for yet another shot at this – between all the blog posts that have been written about this over the past few years, term sheets are no longer a mysterious thing to an entrepreneur.
However, let me suggest that the problem is not “the idea first round term sheet.” We now have a bunch of these – the YCombinator one, the TechStars one, the NVCA model docs, and several from law firms (WSGR did the YCombinator one, Cooley did the TechStars one.)

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