What is a SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) and how does it relate to investment crowdfunding?

Scott McIntyre
Mar 27,
Scott McIntyre  replied:

A SAFE is an investment vehicle which allows investors to invest in a company in exchange for the future equity it holds. Similar to a stock option, it is commonly used within the context of investment crowdfunding.

Stock option agreements and safe instruments used in crowdfunding are similar in that they both provide investors with a way to invest in a company without having to purchase shares of stock. They both provide investors with a way to invest in a company without having to take on the risk of owning shares of stock.

They also both provide investors with a way to invest in a company without having to pay the full price of the stock.

However, the main difference between the two is that stock option agreements provide investors with the right to purchase shares of stock at a predetermined price, while safe instruments provide investors with the right to receive a predetermined amount of money if the company is successful.

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Scott McIntyre
Mar 27,
Scott McIntyre  replied:

A SAFE is an investment vehicle which allows investors to invest in a company in exchange for the future equity it holds. Similar to a stock option, it is commonly used within the context of investment crowdfunding.

Stock option agreements and safe instruments used in crowdfunding are similar in that they both provide investors with a way to invest in a company without having to purchase shares of stock. They both provide investors with a way to invest in a company without having to take on the risk of owning shares of stock.

They also both provide investors with a way to invest in a company without having to pay the full price of the stock.

However, the main difference between the two is that stock option agreements provide investors with the right to purchase shares of stock at a predetermined price, while safe instruments provide investors with the right to receive a predetermined amount of money if the company is successful.

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