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startups

founder agreements, shareholder agreements, ESOPs, and more

capital raising

we’ve got you covered from seed and bridging raises, series A, B and later rounds, to pre-IPO deals

m&a

helping buy and sell tech companies from $1m to circa $1b enterprise value

contracts

website terms & conditions, SaaS agreements, and reseller agreements

governance

from basic shareholder agreements to advice on shareholder disputes

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helping startups and tech companies do business and raise capital in southeast asia

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save time and money on legal fees with our free legal templates for routine legal paperwork

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our most popular resources

learn when and how to form a company, what records you need to keep, and more

our simple company-friendly agreement for engaging independent contractors or consultants to work within a business

a simple template that sets out guidelines for founders of an early-stage startup on founder vesting and other common issues

take a look at our popular resources

don't know where to begin? take a look at our most popular templates, document generators and guides for tech companies and startups

independent contractor agreement

our simple agreement for engaging independent contractors or consultants (eg. individuals or sole operator companies) to work within a business

co-founder agreement template

download this simple template that sets out some guidelines for founders of an early-stage startup around founder vesting and other common issues

legal basics guide

starting up? start here. we've put together an easy-to-follow guide that covers all the basics. learn when and how to form a company, what records you need to keep, and more

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snapIT

snapit

SnapIT makes monitoring services technology like live cameras, tracking and satellite communication systems. Learn about their recent financing transaction and what it's like to work with us.
ideegeo founders discussing the company

ideegeo

Ideegeo is an international domain name retailer, better known domain site iwantmyname.com. The company was sold to UK domain register CentralNic for $5.2m.
nz startup swipedon

swipedon

SwipedOn provides a SaaS visitor management system that allows visitors to log in using iPads. Learn about its recent exit via acquisition by SmartSpace Software, a UK-listed business.
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