In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of May 31, 2015

  • 6.5.2015

Some interesting links we found this week across the web:

The Pre-money vs. Post-money Confusion With Convertible Notes 
"Venture Deals" author and Boulder-based VC Brad Feld discusses removing ambiguity from convertible notes to ensure that early investors who benefit from a "capped valuation" don't get a windfall at the of the companies in which they invest. Insightful read from the prolific Feld.

What Silicon Valley Can Learn from Seoul 
The New York Times' Jenna Wortham investigates the impact of South Korea's advanced mobile infrastructure on its app development and venture capital prospects. Gangnam Style!

Nation's Startup Activity Reverses Five-Year Downward Trend, Annual Kauffman Index Reports 
What bubble? Entrepreneurship authority Kauffman Foundation reports that despite a significant year-over-year increase from last year, activity remains below average for the past 20 years. Out of every 100,000 American adults, only 310 start their own businesses.

To Clean Up Your Startup's B.S., Bring Sales Into The Leadership Team 
Venture Capitalist Lars Dalgaard defends the honor of the sales force, arguing they're not "coin operated idiots" but instead vital of the senior management. Can I interest you in a well-written article?

Links compiled by former Associate Daniel Doktori.