Startup Docs from

By Incorporation has just released a “Complete Set of Founder Friendly Legal Docs” via its website. (Hat tip to @bradleyjoyce at the Fort Worth Startup Blog)

The sample startup documents, located at, include:

Certificate of Incorporation
Initial Stockholder Consent
Invention Assignment Agreement
Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement
Indemnification Agreement
Initial Board Consent
Action by Incorporator
Plain Preferred Term Sheet

My 3 quick caveats regarding the docs:

(1) Looks like they are set up for a California-based Delaware corporation.
(2) Don’t forget to send in your 83(b) election form in the Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement.
(3) Consider whether you have to file a 25102(f) notice if your startup has ties to California.


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