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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of April 28, 2019

  • 5.3.2019

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Finding Your Startup Lawyer: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know
As an entrepreneur, it’s likely you appreciate the importance of choosing board , advisors and investors who are a good “fit” for your company. But have you thought about your attorney? As Partner Josh Fox explains, your lawyer will not only serve as legal counsel, but will become an integrated team who serves as strategic advisor. This article highlights several key considerations in choosing the right lawyer for your venture.

7 Criteria to Help Startups Find the Right Investor
When funding a , do not assume all money is the same. An investment is the beginning of a long-term relationship with the investor, so you need to understand how to differentiate among them. This article discusses the differences between investors and venture capitalists and highlights several important considerations, including the ownership and control you are willing to give up, your connections in the investor community, and the experience of your team. 

These are 6 questions investors never ask male founders
Women entrepreneurs dread fundraising because research shows that investors, perhaps unconsciously, may be biased and women different questions than they men, and the answers to these questions influence investors’ funding decisions. This makes it critical that women entrepreneurs know how to navigate the undercurrents of pitch meetings.In this article you'll find a few tips on how to answer specific questions to control the direction of the conversation and keep bringing it back to the business and the amazing opportunity it presents. 

Raising Strategic Capital
Entrepreneurs who are not strategic about the when, how and to whom to talk regarding raising capital may be wasting their time. This article explains the dos and don’ts of corporate fundraising, including speaking with individuals who are empowered to create their own deal flow and doing homework on who you might alienate by lining up close to a large corporation that may compete with some of your customers or partners. 

Links compiled by Elizabeth Brashser.