In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of January 10, 2016

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Challenging Uber, Lyft Bets on a Road Wide Enough for Two
We ended our last post pondering the anti-competitive nature of a marketplace dominated by tech titans. Uber and Lyft make a great case study, as this New York Times piece makes clear while explaining the implications of federal antitrust laws.

Silicon Valley’s Soft Landing
The numbers are in, and they confirm that late 2015 saw a sharp drop-off in venture funding after a cycle of steady growth. But is the slowdown a sign of crises to come, or just an important market correction? The latter, says at least one Bloomberg columnist…  

Five Ways Startup Funding Will Change in 2016
…And from Forbes, a few pointed thoughts on how exactly the market could correct itself, from merging accelerators to booming international unicorns. 

OurCrowd-Xconomy Study Documents Growth in Equity Crowdfunding
We’re counting down to May 16, the day non-accredited investors will be able to purchase equity online for the first time under new SEC rules. So are Xconomy and the Israeli equity platform OurCrowd, who today released a report surveying the global marketplace and predicting the democratization of investing. The report is full of interesting stats, so click through and dig in!

When Burn Rate Outweighs Enthusiasm
Even worse than a staggering is a burnt-out investor. Here’s great advice from a managing partner at Founder Collective on how to keep your funders in the fold.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.