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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of June 26, 2016

  • 7.1.2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

What Brexit Means for Tech Startups (subscription/registration)
Brexit news dominated headlines this week, so here’s a roundup from the perspective. This overview from the Journal links to important related stories, and here’s even more high-level coverage: TechRadar, The Detroit News, CBSNews. Marketwatch speculates on the fallout for American tech M&A and IPOs. VCs are keeping calm, and some are even sharing decision-making lessons for anxious UK founders (Fortune, VentureBeat). Could London be replaced as Europe’s preeminent startup city? Only time will tell, but we’ll be watching.

Startup M&A: Why a Letter of Intent Deserves Your Full Attention
In non-Brexit media this week, our very own Josh Fox has a new piece in Xconomy on for acquisitions. Whether you’re an early-stage founder or approaching an exit, this one is definitely worth a save.

Fashion+Tech Showcase 2016
A new trade association, the Fashion Innovation Alliance, plans to advocate in DC for the burgeoning wearables market and recently kicked off its efforts with a fantastic first event! We’re proud to have sponsored and look forward to FIA’s rapid growth.

FTC Is Cracking Down On Failure To Disclose Influencers' Connections
Speaking of DC, the Federal Trade Commission (which regulates privacy and advertising issues, among others) is pushing for greater transparency in marketing campaigns involving product endorsements by popular bloggers and blog networks called “influencers.” If this is your space, be sure to click through to the new FTC guidance…and consider showing it to your lawyer!

The first big Internet of Things security breach is just around the corner
Don’t be alarmed, but buyer beware—the IoT market brings just as much excitement as risk, and it’s poised to present new data breach policy issues for years to come. Fortunately, the Department of Commerce is doing what it can to get ahead of the issue.   

Don’t mistake a scaleup for a startup
Great thoughts from Recodeon the thin line between a flashy idea and a meaningful upward trajectory.

The Best Months For Startup Founders To Look For Investors
It’s summertime and investments are slowing, but that’s no reason for a good founder not to plan ahead. Check out this piece on investment timing from a fellow CEO.

**Launch Links is taking a break next week for the July 4th holiday. Happy birthday, America! We’ll see you in two weeks.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.