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SAFEs explained | The founders’ quick guide

A SAFE (which stands for Simple Agreement for Future Equity) is the most popular type of convertible for early-stage startups. It was originally created by Y Combinator in 2013.
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A guide to Founders Agreements

In the excitement and enthusiasm of starting a new business, formalising agreements are often overlooked. Startup founders are often friends or acquaintances, and it is easy to fall into the trap of only discussing roles, responsibilities, ownership structures and other

An essential guide to ESOPs

An ESOP is a way for you to set aside a pool of shares in your startup that you can allocate to various team members (e.g. employees, consultants or advisors – that’s right, it’s not just for employees, notwithstanding the

Zohare Haider, Co-founder & CEO of

Co-founder and CEO of, Zohare Haider is on a mission to help restaurants streamline operations to increase marginal income on every order they craft. An entrepreneur, passionate about solving the broad range of F&B challenges in the region, we


Setting up a company in ADGM, and specifically a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), is attractive for startup founders and their investors. Founders benefit from the speed and simplicity that ADGM’s fully digitised incorporation process achieves, while investors are attracted by

Cayman exempted companies

The Clara team has some very exciting news! Startup founders can now create Cayman companies on the Clara platform, making it faster, easier and cheaper to form an investor-friendly topco for your startup.    Contents 1. Create Cayman Islands exempted

Feras Jalbout, CEO and Founder of Baraka

Clara user Feras Jalbout founded Baraka after a career as an investor, spotting a gap in the market to promote financial inclusion and educate, enable, and empower everyone to invest. We spoke to him about the ups and downs of


As a founder of an early-stage startup, you’ll have to compete with corporate salaries that you might not be able to match when you’re hiring your first team members. Share Incentive Plans (also known as SIPs or ESOP) can be

Clara has done some digging to find some truly mind-bending facts about startups. Find out what country is deemed to be the most entrepreneurial in the world, where on the planet you’re likely to find unicorns or angels and how

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