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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of March 24, 2019

  • 3.29.2019

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

When and Why Diversity Improves Your Board’s Performance
Diversity for diversity’s sake likely will not have a significant impact on your market performance. However, if you avoid tokenism, and are intentional about increasing both social and professional diversity on your board, you may be able to create a more egalitarian board culture, allowing for better and more varied contributions and improved governance. This HBR article tells you how.

Startup Myths: Hard Work Equals Success
Startup culture often feels nonstop. This article from Forbes explains why taking a break and focusing your work, rather than trying to do everything at once, may make you more successful in the long run.

Corporate Biotech Venture Funding Rises Again
Corporate biotech investors have sharply increased the sums put into startup they led in 2018. This TechCrunch article provides data about trends in corporate biotech backing of funding over the past year, including total global investment in biotech, total biotech with corporate backers, what the active players have been up to.

What You Need to Know About the Women in VC Directory
It’s no secret that women are few and far between in the venture capital world. This Inc.com article discusses efforts to change that: the Global Women in VC Directory. The directory is an online database of women investors, and is the largest self-reported database for such investors, revealing trends and allowing connections and collaborations to occur more efficiently.

European Parliament Votes for Controversial Copyright Reform (Yes, Again)
Last fall, the EU Parliament voted to pass a copyright reform proposal, which was approved in final form this week. The reform pits traditional content creators, who want more copyright protection, against the tech industry, who wants a clear path for sharing content and innovation. This article by TechCrunch explains the points of view of each side, and details some of the more noteworthy changes coming out of this reform.

Links compiled by Meghan Muncey.