In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of January 13, 2019

  • 1.18.2019

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

For Struggling Startups, Retirees Are Coming to the Rescue
For entrepreneurs looking for deep expertise but cannot afford to hire a full-time employee, a growing cadre of companies, such as YourEncore, Empowered Age, Patina Solutions and Work at Home Vintage Experts, provide services to connect with accomplished retired experts, whom left their full-time jobs and are now available as consultants. This article by Entrepreneur highlights Smart Cups, one of many companies that succeeded by working with a retired expert.

How to Be a Global Startup From the Beginning
Many entrepreneurs do not consider implementing a global marketing strategy early on in their companies lifecycle. Check out this Forbes article on why failing to adopt a global mindset is a huge missed opportunity. 

2018 Sets All-Time High For Investment Dollars Into Female-Founded Startups
While female-founded enjoyed an apex of investment dollars in 2018, the share of venture capital raised by companies with at least one female founder increase only three percent compared to 2017. To learn more about the trend for venture capital financing deals of female-founded , check out this article from Crunchbase. It even provides an advice for female leaders, whom face upcoming financing.

Learnings From Startup Board Meetings
If you are a young, inexperienced founder of an early-stage company, this article from Medium highlights helpful guidelines on how to prepare for and what to expect from an effective board meeting. It even provides a helpful board meeting template to download at the end of the article.

Landing Your First Investment: The Investor Update Email
Are you frustrated with investors who show interest but are not ready to invest in your company … just yet? This Medium article explains the importance of carefully drafting and consistently sending out “Investor Update” to capture the attention of not-quite-yet-ready investors. 

Links compiled by Lugar Choi.