In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 22, 2015

  • 11.25.2015

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

Startups Vie to Deliver Turkeys, Wine in 1 Hour
Thanksgiving is the ultimate American holiday, and our want a piece of the action! New delivery services are challenging big-box retailers this year and, for better or worse, making liberal use of independent contractors in the process. 

The Gift Startups Should Definitely Not Give Their Employees 
WilmerHale former Counsel John Demeter challenges the growing trend of extending exercise deadlines upon requests from their employees. Although extensions are a tempting way to keep workers happy, beware of the unintended consequences for your business.

Startup Leaders Embrace Lobbying as Part of the Job 
From the front page of the New York Times comes this excellent feature on the future of the nascent lobby. From employment and insurance to bitcoin and data privacy, regulators and legislators have a new generation of advocates to work with on a wide variety of policy questions. Watch this space, as their voices will only grow louder.

The Encryption Debate Isn’t Taking A Thanksgiving Break 
And here is one of those open issues in action. Amid calls for law enforcement to be able to access encrypted communications with a proper , tech seems likely to fight back.

Venture capital turns its attention to Europe 
Finally, our weekly reminder of the global nature of the market. With strong government support and plenty of room to grow, VCs and founders alike are thriving across the pond despite lingering market volatility.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.