02 June

500 Startups and the Silicon Valley Way of Investing

Synch, the go-to law firm for emerging tech-companies welcomes 500 Startups, the most active seed investor in the world(!) to discuss the Silicon Valley way of investing and how it works to bring in money on a convertible “Silicon Valley style” in a Swedish company. In connection with the event, 500 Startups will together with Synch release a Swedish version of the KISS-convertible for Sweden.

If you haven’t heard about KISS (“Keep It Simple Security”) before, it’s a super useful, set of free legal documents released in the US by 500 Startups for founders and investors that can be used to raise money quickly & easily. 500 Startups are now happy to announce that it has partnered up with Synch to make a Swedish version of the KISS docs – basically a Silicon Valley way model convertible adopted to meet the challenges imposed on the KISS-convertible due to Swedish corporate law. At the event, 500 Startups will be releasing the documents, free of charge, to the Swedish startup community. Great, right!?

Please join us for a Silicon Valley inspired evening at our office at Birger Jarlsgatan 6 where you will get to hear 500 Startups plans for Swedish investments going forward, and – of course – a presentation of the Swedish KISS! Also, don’t miss Neil Dugal and Sean Percival from 500 Startups discussing best practice Silicon Valley – Stockholm with Synch’s lawyers Oskar Belani and Mikael Moreira.

The event will take place on 2 June 2016, from 17-19.

Take the opportunity to join by signing up for the event here or send an e-mail to event@synchlaw.se.


More information

500 Startups is the most active seed investor in the world with over 1 500 investments and $250M USD under management. 500 Nordics, part of the global network of 500 Startups regional funds, is bringing Silicon Valley best practices to the Nordics and has just launched the first batch of its Distro Dojo program (to which Synch is proud partner!).

You can find more information of KISS here.

Neil Dugal loves sci fi, art, board games, currencies, quantum physics, technology, inappropriate humor. He’s also the General Counsel of 500 Startups.

Sean Percival says to knows something about everything but nothing about anything. True or not, he’s 500 Nordics General Partner, basically living in Stockholm from time to time, and knows a lot about blockchain.

Oskar Belani not only has a history as a soul DJ and is super-savvy on crowdfunding, but he is also an extraordinary Lawyer with Synch and the man behind the huge work with localizing the KISS A to Swedish law.

Mikael Moreira is a lawyer focusing on tech and emerging companies that went forward to early stage investing and now has found home as a Lawyer with Synch!


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