The key to an effective seeding agreement is a partnership of trust between the sower and the manager, in which each believes they are treated fairly and maintains the common goal of creating and growing a successful, long-term business. Alliances of key people. Sowers often look for the key people of the manager to conclude certain protection alliances. These agreements often involve the agreement of a key person to devote the bulk of his time and effort to the activity of the manager, the maintenance of a collective stake of at least 51% in the manager by the key persons, an agreement, a certain percentage of the net assets of the key person or a minimum amount in dollars to invest in the fund and / or requirement, reinvest a percentage of the manager`s net profit. Returns to the fund.