In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of January 27, 2019
Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
Startup Investors Consider Revenue Share When Equity Is a Bad Fit
Most startups, when thinking about raising capital, also think that means giving up equity. But what other options are available? This TechCrunch article discusses the use of -based financing as an alternative to equity-based financing, and gives some reasons why it may or may not work for your company.
6 Ways the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Avoid Burnout
One in four entrepreneurs report having felt burned out at some point in their career, but the answer isn’t always to get more sleep. In this article from FastCompany, six successful entrepreneurs share what they do to avoid burnout and stay excited about their work.
The New Venture Disclosure Agreement (VDA)™
Maybe you feel like you’re being difficult when you a VC to sign an NDA. Or maybe it never even crossed your mind that you should do so. This Medium article explains why an NDA is a really good idea, despite some common viewpoints saying otherwise. Even better, it gives a basic set of principles that such an NDA should reflect, setting up a foundation of security and trust between entrepreneurs and VCs.
Validate Your Startup Idea by Doing the Things That Don't Scale
Many startups, before they have any customers, worry about how their idea will scale to cover many customers. And though scalability is important, worrying too much about it at the outset could set you up for failure before you begin. This article from Entrepreneur provides five things to focus on before worrying about scaling, setting you up for success.
The Two Ways for Startups and Corporations to Partner
When you think about it, it seems obvious that big corporations and startups could work together in a way that solves problems for everyone. But asymmetries often get in the way. This HBR article discusses two approaches that have proven successful, cohorts and funnels, and when you’d be better off with one or the other.
Links compiled by Meghan Muncey.