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MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT
Effective Date: _________
This Software Development Master Services Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of the Effective Date above by and between Company and Developer (each referred to individually as a “party,” and collectively, as the “parties”).
COMPANY: Startup, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
DEVELOPER: Software Dev, LCC, a California limited liability company
WHEREAS, Company is an innovative startup that offers robot pet walkers that can be rented by pet owners through its website and smart phone application (collectively, its “Platform”);
WHEREAS, Developer employs a team of highly-skilled software developers; and
WHEREAS, Company desires to hire Developer to, and Developer desires to, develop the Platform.
NOWTHEREFORE, the parties hereby agree as follows:
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