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What is Shadow Stock?

What is Shadow Stock?

For founders and investors using SAFEs, this post explains the mysterious "Shadow Stock" or "SAFE Stock." "Shadow Stock" is a series of preferred stock that is created when a SAFE converts into...

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Pre-Money vs Post-Money SAFEs

Pre-Money vs Post-Money SAFEs

Understanding the difference between the two SAFE versions and general issues with SAFEs can help you decide if it is right for your financing, and if so, which version to use. Key differences...

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