• Term Sheet

    Balanced and standardized, for seed round. Both VC firms, angel investors, entrepreneurs and lawyers have been involved in the process. Use this term sheet as the starting point for negotiations in your seed round.

  • Subscription and Shareholders’ Agreement

    Based on the term sheet. Everything you need for your seed round.

  • Founders’ Agreement

    Similar to the shareholders’ agreement, but adapted to a company without any investors, i.e. an agreement only between the founders.

  • Employment Agreement

    Standardized employment agreements for permanent and probationary employments, as well as for temporary employments with hourly wage and for managing directors.

What is StartupDocs?

I, Erik Byrenius, took this initiative to help entrepreneurs focus on running their businesses, instead of spending time and money on unnecessary legal paperwork and negotiations.

Legal documents are often written with primarily the interests of one of the parties in mind. This is not the best starting point for a successful relationship! Why not start negotiations based on a fair and balanced standard instead? I’m convinced that this approach long-term will benefit all parties.

The Swedish site was first launched 2015 and now, 2018, this Danish version is released. The documents are based on the established Swedish documents, but adapted to Danish law by Martin von Haller Grønbæk and his teammates at Bird & Bird Copenhagen.

It’s all free – this is my way of giving back to the Nordic startup community. You are free to use, modify and share the documents, but you may not commercially exploit them.


Many people have helped me making this initiative a reality. Thanks to everyone who has engaged in discussions and helped out in creating this new standard.

There are a few people who have put some extra effort into this:

  • First and foremost, huge thanks to my Danish legal partner Martin von Haller Grønbæk and his teammates at Bird & Bird Copenhagen for making this possible by adapting the documents to Danish law. If you have any legal questions, don’t hesitate to contact them for consultation.
  • Also thanks to my Swedish legal partner Mattias Larsson for working really hard on developing the original Swedish versions of these documents, on which these Danish agreements are based.