SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity)

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Description:

Simple Agreement for Future Equity for Start up companies. This is drafted for individual investor in neutral form. The Company issues to the Investor the right to certain shares of the Company’s capital stock, subject to the terms set forth below.

If there is an Equity Financing before the expiration or termination of this instrument, the Company will automatically issue to the Investor either: (1) a number of shares of Standard Ordinary Shares equal to the Purchase Amount divided by the price per share of the Standard Ordinary Shares, if the pre-money valuation is less than or equal to the Valuation Cap; or (2) a number of shares of Safe Ordinary Shares equal to the Purchase Amount divided by the Safe Price, if the pre-money valuation is greater than the Valuation Cap.

In connection with the issuance of Standard Ordinary Shares or Safe Ordinary Shares, as applicable, by the Company to the Investor:

(i) The Investor will execute and deliver to the Company all transaction documents related to the Equity Financing; provided, that such documents are the same documents to be entered into with the purchasers of Standard Ordinary Shares, with appropriate variations for the Safe Ordinary Shares if applicable, and provided further, that such documents have customary exceptions to any drag-along applicable to the Investor, including, without limitation, limited representations and warranties and limited liability and indemnification obligations on the part of the Investor; and

(ii) The Investor and the Company will execute a Pro Rata Rights Agreement, unless the Investor is already included in such rights in the transaction documents related to the Equity Financing.

If there is a Liquidity Event before the expiration or termination of this instrument, the Investor will, at its option, either (i) receive a cash payment equal to the Purchase Amount (subject to the following paragraph) or (ii) automatically receive from the Company a number of shares of Ordinary Shares equal to the Purchase Amount divided by the Liquidity Price, if the Investor fails to select the cash option.

In connection with Section (b)(i), the Purchase Amount will be due and payable by the Company to the Investor immediately prior to, or concurrent with, the consummation of the Liquidity Event. If there are not enough funds to pay the Investor and holders of other Safes (collectively, the “Cash-Out Investors”) in full, then all of the Company’s available funds will be distributed with equal priority and pro rata among the Cash-Out Investors in proportion to their Purchase Amounts, and the Cash-Out Investors will automatically receive the number of shares of Ordinary Shares equal to the remaining unpaid Purchase Amount divided by the Liquidity Price.

If there is a Dissolution Event before this instrument expires or terminates, the Company will pay an amount equal to the Purchase Amount, due and payable to the Investor immediately prior to, or concurrent with, the consummation of the Dissolution Event. The Purchase Amount will be paid prior and in preference to any Distribution of any of the assets of the Company to holders of outstanding Ordinary Shares by reason of their ownership thereof. If immediately prior to the consummation of the Dissolution Event, the assets of the Company legally available for distribution to the Investor and all holders of all other Safes (the “Dissolving Investors”), as determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors, are insufficient to permit the payment to the Dissolving Investors of their respective Purchase Amounts, then the entire assets of the Company legally available for distribution will be distributed with equal priority and pro rata among the Dissolving Investors in proportion to the Purchase Amounts they would otherwise be entitled to receive.

This instrument will expire and terminate (without relieving the Company of any obligations arising from a prior breach of or non-compliance with this instrument) upon either (i) the issuance of stock to the Investor; or (ii) the payment, or setting aside for payment, of amounts due the Investor.

Document Type:

Agreements / contracts

Category:

Business > Human Resource / Employment > Employee Share Scheme / Options / SAFE / Incentives

 
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