Best Practices &
Model Documents

Startup model documents

Startup Estonia and Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EstVCA) promote industry-standard legal documents in Estonia so startups and investors can focus on company and deal-specific matters. These documents are made freely available in the hope that they will help to educate the Estonian startup community, speed up the foundation, team-building, and early-stage investment process, and lower the legal costs. The documents were first published in June 2017 and the second batch in August 2020.

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Invest Europe Professional Standards Handbook

EVCA promotes the highest ethical and professional standards within the Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry. This Handbook brings together the key elements of governance, transparency and accountability that are expected of Industry participants. It provides accessible, practical and clear guidance on the principles that should govern professional relationships between all those engaged in the Industry, with a particular focus on the relationship between GPs and their LPs, and between GPs and their Portfolio Companies.

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