Companion Content


Corporate Venture Funds.  Corporations that operate venture funds for making strategic investments in startups

Sources of Venture Philanthropy. Foundations and philanthropic organizations that make investments in startups.

Term Sheet Series.  A series of blog posts by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson that explains the terms of a venture capital term sheet.

Funded SBIR applications:

NIH Guide to SBIR-STTR (updated Nov 2103)

Advice on Writing SBIR-STTR Proposals

Guy Kawasaki Templates

University Documents and Agreements

Exclusive License w Equity w comments

Express License

Facilities Use Agreement Template

Invention Disclosure Form

Corporate Documents

Legal documents from National Venture Capital Association

Certificate of Incorporation (Delaware)

Corporate Stock CertificateCorporate Bylaws (Delaware)

Indemnification Agreement (Delaware)

Stock Purchase Agreement 1

Stock Purchase Agreement 2

LLC Operating Agreement 1

LLC Operating Agreement 2

Cap Table Example



Investment Documents

Legal documents from National Venture Capital Association

Life Science Term Sheet w comments

Life Science Term Sheet–Cap Table

Stock Purchase Agreement (Series A)

Term Sheet–Convertible Note

Human Resource/Employment Documents

Employment Offer Letter

Employment Offer Letter 2

Proprietary Information Inventions Non-Compete Agreement 

Proprietary Information Inventions Non-Compete Agreement 2

Tools and Resources

Business Model Canvas Examples


QuickLook Report–LCOF

Market Research Resources

Company and Product Name Matrix

Example Logos


Stranger in a Strange Land: Advice for Fledgling Entrepreneurs in Academia

Company Name (Silicon Valley,  Season 1)

Pitch Parody (Silicon Valley, Season 1)

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