SAFE term sheets with LaTeX

Recently, I had the fortune of having to draw up a few term sheets for my startup Jobsuitors. This was my first time doing anything of the kind, and I wanted to do it right. I had just read Paul Graham’s post on SAFE, and I was convinced that this was certainly the most appropriate financing instrument for us at the moment.

The term sheet templates, however, were written up in Microsoft Word, and distributed in the docx format. Apart from my own personal misgivings in using MS Office products, I also thought that the templates were difficult to edit in place and did not produce an all-together professional looking document. Given all this, and my penchant for using LaTeX for documents, prompted me to create LaTeX templates for everyone (including us!) to use for SAFEs. Compare the PDF output for this sample SAFE vs one from the docx.

Find the project on GitHub: https://github.com/samiur/safe_latex. It includes templates for 3 term sheets: SAFE with a valuation cap and no discount, SAFE with a discount and no valuation cap and SAFE with a valuation cap and discount. It requires having a working TeX system on your computer, or using an online LaTeX editor such as WriteLaTeX. An example of this can be found here.

Pull requests to improve the project are very welcome. Regardless, happy hacking and a happy new year!

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