What’s a SAFE, what’s a convertible note, and are they really better than just selling shares to investors?

A SAFE may feel safer to founders but will feel less safe to Aussie investors. Photo by Jason Dent on Unsplash

A common question from Aussie tech startup founders is whether they should raise their investment with a convertible note, priced equity, or a SAFE note.

Priced equity rounds

How convertible notes work

Why convertible notes aren’t always a better way to raise

What is a SAFE?

I’m Alan Jones, an EiR for startup accelerators, GP at M8 Ventures. Previously investor, founder, and early Yahoo PM. Opinions mine (but should also be yours).

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