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Looking Beyond Silicon Valley: Examining Key Venture Capital Investment Terms for Start-ups Across the Globe


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Over the past two decades, the globalization of the start-up and venture capital (VC) ecosystems beyond Silicon Valley has led to new technology and finance hubs emerging across the globe. As these ecosystems developed, VC investment terms have at times leveraged on, or diverged from, key terms in the US, and certain jurisdictions have adopted their own standardized investment agreements.

In this report, we compare eight key VC investment terms from the latest U.S. National Venture Capital Association model agreements, the UK’s British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association model documents, and Singapore’s Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements, and against their respective local market positions. In addition, this report also compares how these eight terms are differently positioned in other key markets, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Israel, Germany and Latin America.

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