In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 8, 2015

  • 11.13.2015

Some interesting links we found across the web for this week:

DraftKings, FanDuel Follow Uber’s Playbook As Legal Battles Loom
Our top story this week: the New York attorney general ordered a shutdown of daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel, the latest in a set of recent clashes between and regulators at both the state and federal levels. The two companies are fighting back today with lawsuits to temporarily stop the state from enforcing the order. Can daily fantasy sports learn from this year’s earlier challenges to Uber and Airbnb?

California Is Winning The Digital Privacy Fight 
A new California law empowers tech companies to require a before turning over users’ personal data to the police. With widespread support from of all sizes and broader civil rights coalitions, this law could be the forerunner of many others in the next few years. Stay tuned.

Dizzying Ride May Be Ending for Tech Startups
valuations are trending decidedly downward as private equity investors react to the public markets. Is the tech “unicorn” now an endangered species?

Three Tough Questions Square Will Face During Its IPO Roadshow 
Speaking of public markets, the Square IPO is the next great test of investor interest in tech. 

The #4 Angel Network in the US—What Makes A Good Deal? 
investment remains a critical resource for many early-stage companies. Dig into these pointers from investor Bernie Dixon on how to separate the best from the rest. 

How Stockholm Became a ‘Unicorn Factory’ 
The Swedish capital is setting the model for communities outside Silicon Valley, thanks to a strong infrastructure and a constant global focus. 

Seeking A Female Investor? Start By Doing Your Research. 
It’s no secret that there is still a tremendous gender gap in the world. Learn who’s fighting against it, and save the list in this article for your next funding round.

The Founder’s Paradox: When Thinking Big Holds You Back 
Running a company is a constant compromise between ambition and reality. Think big without stagnating by following these tips from the CEO of Buffer. 

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.