Here`s an overview of SAFE agreements and why they`re important to startups, but if you have specific questions about your SAFE agreements or making such deals, contact Parsa Law, Inc. In addition to the absence of valuation requirements, such as convertible bonds. B the terms of the SAFE arrangement may include valuation caps and share price discounts in order to offer a lower price per share than subsequent venture capital (VVC) investors or acquirers at that liquidity event. This is fair, because previous investors take more risks than later investors by pursuing the same equity. Y Combinator, a well-known technology accelerator, created the SAFE rating (simple agreement for future equity) in 2013 and uses it to fund most of the Seed phase startups participating in its three-month development meetings. Since 2005, Y Combinator has funded more than 1,000 startups, including Dropbox, Reddit, WePay, Airbnb, and Instacart. and Canada, because of its simplicity and low transaction costs. However, as use has become increasingly frequent, concerns have been raised about the potential impact on entrepreneurs, particularly when multiple SAFE investment cycles are completed prior to an assessed capital cycle, as well as the potential risks for non-accredited crowdfunding investors who could invest in equity of companies that, realistically, will never receive venture capital funding and therefore never trigger a conversion into equity.  The SAFE is a kind of warrant giving investors shares of the company, usually preferred shares, if and if there is an upcoming valuation event (i.e.: the next time the entity has “valued” equity, or is acquired or IPO is filed). Outside of Y Combinator, SAFE is reviewed and used by startups in crowdinvesting markets. .