Early-stage companies shouldn’t need to spend big $$ on lawyers for basic documents.

Here are the templates every startup can use:
1/I used and will always use Stripe Atlas for company creation. For $500, they do everything, and it’s magic.

If you prefer to do it yourself, you’ll need corporate formation docs and the founder's stock purchase agreements.
2/ To hire your first contractor, you’ll need Consulting Agreement. It includes the NDA, IP protection, and invention assignment.
3/ When you are ready to hire your first employee, give them a job offer and sign NDA and invention assignment agreement.

If you are paying with stock, use these documents.

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4/ When raising funds, some investors offer their own term sheets/agreements. Some might be complicated and not transparent.

Here is a term sheet and SAFE agreement from YC
5/ When selling smaller checks, use terms of use to regulate your relationship. Larger clients require a sales agreement.

Some require an NDA
It's not legal advice, make your own decisions. Templates will not work for any situation. Read them before using.

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Thanks for sharing these! Great resource for founders