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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of September 23, 2018

  • 9.28.2018

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Why Prioritizing Company Culture Is the Key to a Successful Acquisition
A surprising number of mergers and acquisitions do not result in the success that the transacting parties anticipate. This Entrepreneur article offers an interesting explanation of the various components of assessing a company’s existing culture to determine how to best ensure that employees stay engaged to maximize the collaboration. 

The New NAFTA: What’s In, What’s Out, and What It Means for Your Business
The United States and Mexico are expected to release the full text of their bipartisan trade deal to replace NAFTA, which the two countries reached last month, and it notably excludes Canada. The deal features increased protections for auto industry workers, as well as other new terms—find out more in this article by Inc.

Five Fundraising Strategies From a Female Founder
Women are becoming a powerful force in the startup business community, despite being underrepresented. This piece by Forbes from a successful female founder provides some targeted tips for successful capital-raising that are useful to women—and men—who lead emerging companies today. 

3 Questions Startup Founders Should Ask About Data Privacy
There is a vast amount of information available to companies today, but many starting out with a young business fail to appreciate the immense responsibility that comes with gathering and storing customer data in the current digital environment. This piece by BetaNews provides three helpful questions that founders should of themselves and their startup’s practices to evaluate their management of data privacy.

Links compiled by Cara Fonseca.