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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of January 6, 2019

  • 1.11.2019

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

A Guide to Venture Deals
If you are founding a startup and want raise capital, learning about venture deals is a good way to start. Become acquainted with industry terminology and market standards by checking out this Medium article, which covers a variety of topics, from SAFE notes to the many components of a term sheet. Basic familiarity with these concepts is key to looking informed in discussions with investors and negotiating the terms you want. 

12 Tax Issues for Startups to Watch
As the founder of an early-stage company, you’re sure to be busy raising capital, marketing your product, growing your team . . . and the last thing you’ll want to think about are taxes. But addressing tax issues from the get-go can save money (and headaches) down the road. This article by Business discusses 12 issues that startups should consider, including the critical 83(b) election. 

Early-Stage Boards
As a startup founder, you may feel inclined to delay setting up a formal board until your Series A financing round. And while that strategy may prove effective at times, there are a number of reasons to establish an early-stage board. Check out this article by Medium for the many advantages of establishing your board at an early stage and tips on how to do so effectively.  

5 Key Points to Consider When You Are Expanding Your Business Globally
Dollars, Euros, Yen, Rupees? There is money to be made across the globe. Many startups have trouble approaching the idea of expanding globally, and it can be daunting. Check out this Entrepreneur article for tips to consider when expanding your business horizons.

The State of Seed
Venture capitalists are deploying more capital, but in less places. While the median dollar amounts raised in seed deals in the US is rising, the number of deals themselves is shrinking. Read this TechCrunch article for some insight to where the grass is getting greener.  

Links compiled by Elizabeth Brasher.