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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of June 19, 2016

  • 6.24.2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Startup spending guide: When freebies will do 
Startups can benefit from free services to make their websites more efficient and user-friendly. See these tips from TechCrunch on what free services could be beneficial in incorporating and tracking customer feedback successfully.

6 Mistakes That Can Teach You The Most In Your Startup's Early Years 
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Mistakes are inevitable, but here are some pitfalls you can try to avoid with your startup company compliments of FastCompany.

How to value your tech startup: How much is my business worth? 
Valuations are important to your business growth as a startup. From price- to discounted cash flow to investment returns, there is no “correct” way to value a company. This article can help tailor your valuation strategy to your investors.

The ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ and Other Cyberlaw Cases Go to Court 
In the fast-paced technology world, law and policy struggle to stay current. Some important issues such as employee classification for gig-economy companies and US power to access data abroad are moving through the court system. The US Supreme Court has decided to hear some important cases in 2017. 

US Regulators warn that Bitcoin and Blockchain tech is a threat to financial stability 
You know we monitor what’s happening in the bitcoin and blockchain arenas. As with any new technologies, there are pluses and minuses. This piece focuses on a Financial Stability Oversight Council report that points to bitcoin and blockchain as potential threats to the stability of the US financial system. And in other news from the space, a hack involving the Ethereum blockchain underscores some of the real concerns as these cryptocurrencies and related financial technologies evolve.  

Brexit – Major Upheaval and Change
The effects of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will stretch far and wide. This alert from WilmerHale covers some of the known legal aspects on the UK and EU sides. While it’s too early to tell how it might impact startups in the US and around the globe, we’ll be watching as things further develop. (TechCrunch has some early reactions from UK startups.)

Finally, in addition to looking for articles for you this week, we were out and about at some startup events: the Fashion+Tech Showcase 2016, of which we were a sponsor, and the 1776 Global Challenge Cup Finals hosted in Washington DC. And we’re still enjoying our involvement as a sponsor of this summer’s Startupbootcamp FinTech New York accelerator.

Links compiled by Morgan Monroe.