Startups benefit from employee participation

Most startups cannot offer their employees a good salary. What they can do is offer shares. Unfortunately, Dutch startups that offer shares to employees as part of their salary face severe tax issues. These issues should be removed by the Dutch government. Every startup below a certain level of funding and turnover should be able to have its employees participate freely without adverse tax consequences. This would promote the startup climate in the Netherlands enormously. Read more

Incorporation of a legal entity for a startup

Today, we provide you with a shareholders agreement for founders incorporating a Dutch B.V. in the pre-investment phase, before business angels or VCs come into play. The Startup shareholders agreement can be downloaded here, available in Dutch or English. Read more

Updated investment documents are online

We are very happy to inform you of some exciting developments! These concern, among other things, various new documents and a Capital Waters event planned on the 19th of June. Read more

Documents for Angel investment are online

Since the launch of Capital Waters mid-November 2013 we have received an overwhelming amount of positive reactions on our initiative. We were happy to see that many people endorsed our vision of making a standardized set of investment documents publicly available for use in early stage transactions. We thank you for your comments and reactions and encourage you to keep sending us feedback on this initiative and the model documents itself. Read more

Capital Waters is live

Today we launched a new phenomenon in the Dutch Market: term sheets and legal documentation to download for free and use in investment transactions in early stage companies. Read more