Suggested Resources

Market Standard Templates

The National Venture Association is the 101 resource for sample legal documents. In particular we recommend referencing the sample Term Sheet. You can find more NVCA templates at

User-Friendly Documents

Our friends at Cooley have put together an entire site dedicated to helping entrepreneurs work with lawyers more efficiently. Inclusive of a document “generator” as well as investment trends and a glossary, Cooley Go is a user-friendly go-to for industry best practices.

Legalese with Context

For a more color on the legal terms and trends you might hear at pitch events, check out this column in Forbes, written by Lowenstein Sandler’s Ed Zimmerman. An adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Zimmerman provides an educational and helpful voice to a topic that can sometimes be a bit cumbersome. Bonus points: You’ll also find some great pieces on on wine and viniculture!

Suggested Email Newsletters

Axios’ “Pro Rata” is a newsletter written by Dan Primack – previously of Fortune’s “Term Sheet,” outlining recent financing events. 

The Information offers well-researched long-form journalism alongside abbreviated take-aways for those who don’t mind paying a few bucks.

StrictlyVC publishes a daily email that provides readers information related to venture capital firms, finance, and business investments

TechCrunch offers multiple newsletters, from a daily digest of tech industry news to columns catered toward founders or investors.

AVC is Fred Wilson’s email newsletter that offers a personal take on venture nuances and trends. 

CBInsights offers a daily newsletter published by startup database company CBInsights, that includes quantitative and qualitative analysis of industry and financing trends.

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