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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of August 23, 2020

  • 8.28.2020

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Black venture capitalists confront Silicon Valley's quiet racism
As of 2018, just 4% of the VC industry in the United States was African American. Check out this illuminating article by the Financial Post, which explores racial frustrations felt by African American VCs throughout the United States.

Money Doesn’t Define a Successful Startup
The broken aspect of startups have become growing quickly and making money, regardless of other costs incurred. This article from AlleyWatch challenges individuals to redefine startup success in today’s society.

Investing Over Zoom: Lessons On How Early Stage Investment Is Evolving During COVID-19
One major change in the VC investment process resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is the near elimination of in-person meetings. This Forbes article explores the impact that such change has had on the VC investment process.

5 Effective Strategies for Employee Retention 
The keys to effective leadership are effective hiring practices and . Check out this article by Entrepreneur for five strategies to include as part of a successful employee strategy.

BEYOND LOCAL: How startup founders have helped each other weather the COVID-19 crisis
The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly had a devastating effect on small businesses. Check out this article on ThoroldNews, which discusses what steps new startups are taking to “weather the storm.”

Links compiled by Korey Cowan.