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Incorporation

Key Considerations When Deciding Where To Incorporate

A question we get asked on a regular basis is: where should I incorporate? An interesting question with lots of possible different answers and solutions. There are a number of considerations with regards to incorporation:

Fundraising

Where are your Investors?

Trading

Where is your product being manufactured & sold?

Grant availability

Is there non-dilutive funding available for locating in certain areas?

Residence

Where do you live or where do you want to live, and are there visa restrictions?

Each of these will have an impact on where you incorporate. US Investors do not generally invest into entities that are incorporated outside of the US (a Delaware C-Corp would be the standard investment entity used in the US). This is due to onerous tax filing and information requirements on US citizens for off-shore investment activity.

How To Incorporate a Delaware C Corp Through Clerky?

Form Of SOSV Program Investments

How are SOSV Program Investments Made?

What Is A SAFE?

What Does Post-Money Mean?

How Does a Post-Money Fixed Percentage SAFE Convert to Equity?

Structure of the SOSV Program Investment

Structure of the SOSV Program Investment

Cash SAFE

Program SAFE

Additional Cash SAFE

Cash SAFE

Cash Amount

Conversion – Valuation Cap Or Discount?

What Events Trigger Conversion of Investment to Equity?

What is an Equity Financing?

What Calculation is Used to Determine the Number of Shares Issuable to the Investor Upon Conversion of the Cash SAFE?

What is an Optional Conversion?

What is a Liquidity Event?

What is a Dissolution Event?

What is a Review Conversion

What is a Pro Rata Right?

What is a Most Favored Nations Clause?

What Is an Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP) or Unissued Option Pool?

Can the Cash SAFE be Assigned?

Program SAFE

Program Amount

Conversion to a Fixed Percentage

What Events Trigger Conversion of Investment to Equity?

What is an Equity Financing?

What Calculation Is Used to Determine the Number of Shares Issuable to the Investor Upon Conversion of the Program SAFE?

What is an Optional Conversion?

What is a Dissolution Event?

What is a Liquidity Event?

What is a Review Conversion?

What is a Pro Rata Right?

What is an Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP) or Unissued Option Pool?

What Representations and Warranties are Given with Respect to the Company’s Intellectual Property?

What are SOSV’s Vesting Requirements?

What is a Most Favored Nations Clause?

What is a Put Right?

What is an Observer Right?

What are Information Rights?

What is the Major Investor Designation Clause?

What is a Pre Conversion Pro Rata Right?

What is a First Financing Right?

What is the Investor Consent Matters Clause?

What are the Program Participation Requirements?

What Happens if a Participant is Removed From the Program?

What Does the Exit Endeavour Clause Mean?

Can the Program SAFE be Assigned?

Optional Additional Cash SAFE

What is an Additional Cash SAFE?