In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 29, 2020

  • 12.4.2020

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

How to File a DMCA Takedown and Protect Your Reputation
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, or DMCA, was an attempt to extend US copyright laws to the internet. In today’s world, cybersecurity is crucial and it’s easier than ever before to steal intellectual property. This comprehensive article from Entrepreneur lays out what a DMCA takedown is, why it’s important, the elements of copyright infringement, and more.

The Hidden Cost of Being a Founder
It’s common knowledge that founders contribute capital to their , but what is the true price of being a founder? Recent studies indicate that a higher percentage of entrepreneurs are impacted by mental health issues than the general population. Looming fears of failure can weigh heavily on a founder. This opinion piece by TechCrunch seeks to reveal the realities of running a business. 

What a Biden Presidency Means for Cleantech and Energy Startup Funding
According to this Crunchbase article, President-elect Joe Biden will likely have a positive impact on private-sector funding in the cleantech sphere. Biden’s support for the Green New Deal during his campaign is an indicator that there will be an increased need for infrastructure to support new policies in the coming months. This article further discusses current GreenTech industries and what’s next for the US.

7 Expert Tips for Acquiring Your Startup's First Customer
As a threshold matter, a great product can only sell if consumers know about it. Then, the consumer has to be the right fit. This article walks through seven helpful steps and strategies business owners should follow in order to attract their first customers.

Why the Power to Change the Female-Founder Double Standard Rests With VCs
This year has been a tumultuous one for businesses in a number of ways. There have been many complaints against high-profile founder-CEOs, both men and women. Yet, as the article points out, complaints against female CEOs tended to lead to resignations, whereas their male counterparts remained in place. Check out this article from Fortune for more information on the role of venture capitalists and the powerful impact they have on a company.  

Links compiled by Jenna Weissman.