In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of April 12, 2015

  • 4.17.2015

Some interesting links we found this week across the web:

Venture capital deals slow as startups turn to new money wells
First it was IPOs drying up on account of freely available private money. The Los Times writes of mutual funds investing in and provides still more evidence of the growing bubble.

How Google Perfected the Silicon Valley Acquisition 
 Time magazine details how the tech giant purchases innovation, including filtering potential acquisitions through the Larry Page "toothbrush test."

The Eternal Return of BuzzFeed 
The Atlantic puts BuzzFeed’s prominence in perspective, comparing its rise to that of Time magazine, USA Today and MTV. Imminently clickable.

When It Comes to Naming Your Startup, Simple Is Better 
Adweek gives its perspective on how to choose a name for a (spoiler: they recommend using words that you already know). Not mentioned in the article….how to secure that trademark!

Esty IPO Tests Pledge to Balance Social Mission and Profit 
The New York Times reports on New York’s biggest exit ever, the Esty IPO, from the point of view of Etsy’s status a B-Corporation. So far, seem willing to invest to do well and do good.

Tax Time Alert: Key Things to Know About Founders Preferred Stock 
Did you sell some in the past year? Make sure you filed your taxes correctly with this article. There’s still time for an amendment…

Links compiled by former Associate Daniel Doktori.