The VIMA initiative aims to speed up the negotiation process between entrepreneurs and investors at an early stage of financing and to further reduce the costs and time of preparation of documents. The schedule, subscription agreement and shareholder contract contain more appropriate options and rights for a Series A financing cycle (unlike an initial financing cycle) and are based on the following assumptions: An appointment sheet is a legal document decrying agreements between investors and business creators. If the two parties agree on the terms in an appointment sheet, the agreement can be reached, and the investors actually buy shares in the company. The term contains several terms, but the most traded are these: Y Combinator published at the end of 2013 the Simple Agreement for Future Equity (“SAFE”) investment instrument as an alternative to convertible bonds.  This investment vehicle is now known in the U.S. and Canada because of its simplicity and low transaction costs. However, as use is increasingly frequent, concerns have arisen about its potential impact on entrepreneurs, particularly where several SAFE investment cycles take place prior to a private equity cycle and potential risks to un accredited crowdfunding investors who could invest in the SAFes of companies that realistically, never receive venture capital financing and therefore never convert to equity.  If you consider the current relationship between you and an investor as a marriage, you may consider the concept sheet as the marital agreement to find out whether the terminology sheet will be with an angel investor or a venture capitalist (VC). This obligation in the newspaper is undisputed (although it is sometimes careful that former employees or consultants who have developed important intellectual property rights have not signed these agreements, which can raise serious investor concerns). As we found in our blog on start-up financing options, startups can implement different strategies to stay afloat (and thrive), including: bootstrapping, crowdfunding, traditional loans, convertible financing and equity. Most startups implement the following fundraising rounds: family and friends, Seed Series (usually convertible liabilities), Serie A, Series B and C Series.