Make things official with an Operating Agreement

Ensure transparency and clear communication in your partnership from the start with a ratified Operating Agreement.
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Why an Operating Agreement is important

Clarity and Structure

An Operating Agreement is a framework for business operations. It outlines the rights, responsibilities, and decision-making processes of owners or members, preventing conflicts through clear rules and guidelines.

Legal and Liability Protection

Safeguard your business and its owners. An Operating Agreement supports limited liability protection in business structures like LLCs, separating personal and business assets to mitigate financial risks.

Customization and Flexibility

Enable owners to customize business operations based on their needs. Define ownership interests, profit distribution, decision-making, and other crucial aspects. This flexibility allows businesses to adapt and evolve in response to changes in ownership or strategic direction.

Set your partnership up for success

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Setup rules and bylaws

Decide how your group will operate when it comes to decisions such as management structure, equity, voting, when members join and leave, and more.

Generate your Operating Agreement or bring your own

Tribe setup and bylaws will generate your Operating Agreement, but you can always bring your own Operating Agreement and upload it to your Tribe.
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Easily request signatures from members

Once your documents are ready to be signed, we make it easy to collect signatures from your group.

Keep track of all ratified documents

When all documents have been signed, easily keep track of them in the Tribe dashboard.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I generate an Operating Agreement?

You can do everything from your Tribe's dashboard once all your members have joined, you've filled out rules and bylaws, and you've completed the cap table by inputting initial contributions or reserved equity. 

Once everything looks good, you can send for signatures and tracking status is indicated in the dashboard. 

Can I upload an Operating Agreement?

Yes you can. The document must be less than 10MB and be in PDF format. Once uploaded, it can be sent for signatures through the platform. 

What if my Tribe's Operating Agreement needs to be revised?

Owners should amend their LLC Operating Agreement when its terms no longer reflect the responsibilities of its members, operations of the business, or members' ownership percentages. 

Also, some owners may invest additional capital into the company to support operations, and their individual investments must be acknowledged and protected. As these situations arise, an amendment to the original agreement is necessary. You do not need to amend the original LLC Operating Agreement every time a small change is made. Instead, please notify Tribevest, and we will provide an amendment form; once that's completed, we can also facilitate e-signatures for the Tribe members. 

How do I access the templated Operating Agreement?

Only admins will be able to access the templated Operating Agreement prior to it being sent to the Tribe for ratification.

An admin can generate an Operating Agreement for their Tribe within their settings tab. The LLC does need to be filed or imported before an Operating Agreement can be generated. 


What is included in the Tribe's rules and bylaws setup?

Management Structure: You can choose to have a member-managed LLC where all the members (owners) participate in managing the business. Or, you can have a manager-managed LLC where the owners designate one of more individuals who are given specified decision-making authority. 

Ownership Structure: This is how the business entity's equity will be determined for each member. 

Voting Structure: This is how each member's votes will be weighted. 

Voting Threshold: This is the threshold to pass a vote on investment and business management decisions. 

Dissolution: This is when the Tribe will decide whether or not to dissolve the business. 

Distribution of Profits: This is how the Tribe will distribute profits or losses. 

Voluntary Exit: This is the penalty incurred by a member if they leave the Tribe early.