In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 15, 2015

  • 11.20.2015

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

Beyond Fidelity: Even More Mutual Fund Markdowns of Tech Startups
For bridging the gap between VC investments and an IPO, mutual funds have become an important source of additional financing. The catch: they’ll be quick to mark down your company’s value if you don’t perform. Check out who’s rising and falling in the latest data from Fortune.

The Blurring Of The Public And Private Markets
Great thoughts on the markdowns and the public/private tension at large, straight from the partners at Union Square Ventures.

For Founders Looking To Crowdfund Their Startups, Not All Investors Are Created Equal
As the American market readies itself for equity under the new SEC rules, a new study hints at its possible impact on VC firms.

UK Gov’t To Invest $250M In Cyber Security Startups To Help Spooks
The constant threat of data breaches is a world of opportunity for cybersecurity , especially when regulators encourage them. Read how the British government is nearly doubling its cybersecurity venture funding, even in an era of overall economic austerity.

US Tech Startups Head to Australia for IPOs
Meanwhile, Australia has been quietly climbing the ranks in the tech IPO market, offering an important alternative for smaller and riskier companies.

How Much Should Your Startup Raise and at What Valuation?
And for those at earlier stages, an excellent guide to setting valuation goals from a pan-European VC. Be sure to click through to the extra links at the end.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.