Understanding SAFEs and Priced Equity Rounds by Kirsty Nathoo

YC Partner Kirsty Nathoo gives the lowdown on several different ways to capitalize your company and how those impact founder equity and cap tables overall.

Transcript and lecture slides here: https://www.ycombinator.com/library/6m-understanding-safes-and-priced-equity-rounds

This lecture is part of YC’s Startup School, a free online program and global community of founders. Register and join the community at https://www.startupschool.org/

00:00 Introduction
3:53 SAFEs
10:15 Post-money SAFEs
14:35 Dilution
22:40 Priced rounds
27:44 Priced round dilution math
41:07 Top tips
42:48 Don’t over-optimize
44:08 Conclusion

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