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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of March 17, 2019

  • 3.22.2019

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

How to Be on the Right Side of Entrepreneurship, Always 
Starting a business is no walk in the park. Read this article to understand the peaks and pits of the life of an entrepreneur, or if you are already in one of those stages, read this to get some advice on how to work through it. This Entrepreneur article gives tips to those entrepreneurs who need help staying positive and pushing through the difficult times. 

Building a Great Startup Team on Purpose. Six People Types You Absolutely Need. 
It takes a strong, diverse group of people to guide a startup to major success. Read this article by Forbes to learn about the six key personality types to look for when building the dream management team. For even more fun, try to guess which one matches your personality… then your team to make their guess.

The Liquidation Preference Effect 
Many startup employees dream of the pay day that occurs when a larger company recognizes their potential and buys them out. However, that is not always the case, due to certain preferences that provide for major payouts only to a select number of people. Read this Hackernoon article to learn the basics of preferences and key negotiating tactics to avoid the depressing surprise on pay day.

Can Corporate Venture Capitalists Help Startups Go Public? 
Considering ? Then consider talking to corporate venture capitalists. This article explains the benefit of using corporate backers is simply in the numbers, with 61% of CVC-backed companies in the past fourteen years. Read this article from Medium to learn more about the numbers and the other advantages of having a corporate venture capitalist investing and guiding your company.

To Get Big Faster, Younger Unicorns Start Buying Startups Sooner
This Crunchbase article highlights the trend of unicorns (privately held tech companies that achieve billion-dollar valuations before ) buying companies sooner than in the past. The data shows that unicorns are buying other companies much more rapidly than similarly situated companies have been since 2003. The article notes that this trend is evidence that M&A can benefit startups by achieving greater market power in a shorter period of time. 

Links compiled by Jenny Moore.