Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Standardizing Early Stage 
Investment Docs 
India 
Module 6, 1st Floor 
IITM Re...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
with startups
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Timing is everything
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Today India is estimated to be a home to 
more than 10,000 technology based sta...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
250+ India v 6,500+US 
early stage businesses funded every year
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Even as start-up costs for Internet 
companies have fallen 
precipitously over ...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Even after investors commit, 
deals take inordinately long 
and often fall thro...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Documents currently used 
for early stage investments 
actually resemble later ...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
The need of the hour is 
to reduce negotiation 
at early financing 
rounds to k...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Humble Paper is open-sourcing 
a set of legal 
documents for seed 
financing in...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Initial Release (v 0.0.1) 
★ term sheet 
★ share subscription and shareholder a...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
Guiding Principles 
• Not Proprietary. Open source, licensed under the creative...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
But we won’t stop at just providing 
the documents for download
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
We’ve built a platform to interactively generate 
ready-to-sign documents using...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
and we’re going further 
to provide a one-stop platform, we’ve already tied up ...
Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 
We’re just getting started. 
Request an invite, partner with us or 
generally r...
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  1. 1. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Standardizing Early Stage Investment Docs India Module 6, 1st Floor IITM Research Park Chennai, TN - 600001 United States 340 S Lemon Ave #9923 Walnut, CA - 91789 Humble Paper
  2. 2. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper with startups
  3. 3. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Timing is everything
  4. 4. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Today India is estimated to be a home to more than 10,000 technology based start-ups with up to 8,000 new start-ups sprouting every year
  5. 5. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper 250+ India v 6,500+US early stage businesses funded every year
  6. 6. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Even as start-up costs for Internet companies have fallen precipitously over the last few years catalysing the start-up movement in India, legal costs for the same have only gone up
  7. 7. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Even after investors commit, deals take inordinately long and often fall through
  8. 8. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Documents currently used for early stage investments actually resemble later stage deals Lack of transparency in early stage investments and typical deal terms leads to over-negotiation and unnecessary friction
  9. 9. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper The need of the hour is to reduce negotiation at early financing rounds to key commercial points with deals being closed quickly using standardized documents
  10. 10. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Humble Paper is open-sourcing a set of legal documents for seed financing in India and publishing it on the Internet. For free.
  11. 11. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Initial Release (v 0.0.1) ★ term sheet ★ share subscription and shareholder agreement
  12. 12. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper Guiding Principles • Not Proprietary. Open source, licensed under the creative commons license. • Language and Structure. Should appear familiar to lawyers but be simple and readable by non-lawyers. Strike a balance between the language in current legal documents and plain english. • Help. Clauses should be annotated with helpful commentary justifying their legal and/or commercial utility. • Upgrade Path. Each document package should have a clear upgrade path to the next financing stage. • Concise. A term sheet should ideally be one or two pages. A shareholder agreement should ideally be 7-10 pages.
  13. 13. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper But we won’t stop at just providing the documents for download
  14. 14. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper We’ve built a platform to interactively generate ready-to-sign documents using an intuitive questionnaire
  15. 15. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper
  16. 16. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper and we’re going further to provide a one-stop platform, we’ve already tied up with a top-tier Indian law firm and with a panel of chartered accountants and company secretaries ★ we’ll track and assist you with your RoC and RBI filings ★ we’ll help simplify and streamline cross-border deals ★ we’ll manage the cap table as each startup passes through successive financing rounds ★ we’ll provide investors with a dashboard to each of their portfolio companies
  17. 17. Series Seed India powered by Humble Paper We’re just getting started. Request an invite, partner with us or generally reach out to us at support@humblepaper.com

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