Editor’s note: On Monday, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman came across an investor and a startup founder who were in the process of finalizing a deal. With the OK from the principals, Baverman reports about what she saw. ExitEvent is a news content partner of WRAL TechWire.

RALEIGH, N.C. - So, this really cool thing happened [Monday] … I witnessed the signing of paperwork, handing of check and shaking of hands signifying a new investment deal done.

It wasn’t on purpose. I promise that people don’t typically invite reporters into their conference rooms as they discuss promissory notes and cement the terms of a deal. But a serendipitous moment happened after I finished up a meeting at HQ Raleigh this afternoon—Justin Beard from SnapYeti and angel investor Mark Easley were just meeting up to close a $20,000 deal kicking off SnapYeti’s seed round. And they invited me to witness it.

Of course, I said yes. And I pulled out my iPhone to document the occasion.

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