In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of June 9, 2019

  • 6.14.2019

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

3 Warning Signs That Your Startup Isn’t Positioned to Secure Funding
Have you struggled to secure funding or drum up interest in your among VCs? Your fundraising issues may relate to the everyday obstacles of running a successful business. This article pinpoints three areas on which you should focus to signal to investors that choosing your business will be a worthwhile investment for potential VCs.

Here’s Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report
Influential venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s internet trends report for 2019 is now out. Review the exhaustive (334 slide) report to keep up to date with the latest technology trends on the internet. Crunchbase has also published a very brief overview of the report if you want the quick hits.

When and How Entrepreneurs Pivot
Are you considering whether it is time to pivot or even in the midst of pivoting your business? Wharton’s Jacqueline Kirtley has studied and researched the nature of entrepreneurial pivots. In this podcast, Jacqueline shares the insights from her academic research on the nature of pivots, which may provide guidance as you contemplate the future path of your business. 

Scaling Culture in Fast-Growing Companies
If your company has entered into a phase of hyper growth, congratulations, but don’t lose sight of one of the factors that helped your business get to this stage—your talent and culture. As explained in this article, it’s nearly impossible to maintain a culture without a plan. Identify the characteristics that you want to define your culture and follow the article’s suggestions to develop a culture that fosters innovation even as your headcount grows exponentially. 

Links compiled by Ryan Crane.