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Learn technical details of the mechanisms for doing deals.

There are two main deal structures: priced rounds and convertible notes.

The two main types of convertibles are Convertible Notes and SAFEs.

Term sheets

Buffer Series-A term sheet and term review


Seed round convertible, priced and SAFEs. What venture capital terms are standard?

Differences between SAFE and convertible notes

Convertible notes

What convertible notes are for and what they are not

Free convertible note calculator. Conversion math at Series-A. Know how it really works!

Key convertible note terms that no one understands and cost you big

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SAFE Calculator for the Y-Combinator Post Money SAFE

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Post Money SAFE Discount Only Version Explained Line by Line

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