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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of December 9, 2018

  • 12.14.2018

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

The Price of High Seed Stage Valuations
While high seed stage valuations may be attractive, they can be a double-edged sword. There are a number of potential downsides to high seed stage valuations, from venture capitalists taking too large an ownership share to undue pressure to justify the valuation. This piece from Medium highlights these concerns and suggests the better amount to raise in a seed stage financing. 

To Be IPO Ready, You Need to Prepare for These 5 Potential Pitfalls
Prior to , emerging growth companies must consider how to scale for growth. In this article by Entrepreneur, a managing director at Deloitte highlights five potential issues that emerging growth companies should confront to better balance scale with growth in preparation for an IPO.

The Key Missteps Entrepreneurs Must Avoid When Teaming up With an Angel Investor
investors are an increasingly available option for early-stage startups. However, raising capital shouldn’t be the only priority—it is also important for the investor be a good fit. Check out this Keeping Stock article for tips on being selective and partnering with the right investor for your startup.

Why Startups Keep Raising Mega-Rounds of $100 Million (or More)
The ability to raise massive of upwards of $100 million is becoming increasingly commonplace—and at a price. Sometimes a startup’s business does demand the massive investment. But this article by Fortune highlights the many downsides of, and the “ominous force” behind, the mega-

AI Desperately Needs Regulation and Public Accountability, Experts Say
AI is a hot area worthy of investment—but it is also in need of regulation and oversight. A 40-page report published this week by a New York University-based organization, with Microsoft Research and Google-associated , discusses the current lack of accountability and safeguards for responsibility, liability, and due process. Check out this article in TechCrunch to read a summary of the report and its recommendations. 

Links compiled by Elizabeth Brasher.