In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of September 18, 2016

  • 9.23.2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Long-Term Success Starts With Managing Your Startup's Runway
This week’s post is all about fundraising. Managing your ’s money can be just as difficult as raising it in the first place, but it’s an essential part of respecting your investors’ faith in your team. Check out these simple tips on the subject from a fellow founder.

The “Maximize Profits” Trap in Decision Making
Speaking of investor relations, you might think your top legal duty as a founder is to generate profit as quickly as you can, but that’s not quite the whole story. Focus yourself on what’s really “best” for the company with this short and sweet link from the Harvard Business Review.

4 Keys To Accurately Forecast Your Startup & Avoid Embarrassment
Many VCs won’t even look at your financial forecasts when deciding whether to invest (they’d rather believe in your team and product than your numbers), but find that quantitative-minded founders try such anyway. If you’re one of them, this piece is definitely worth a save. 

How We Decide Which Founders We Will Provide Follow On Funding For
And once you’ve hooked an investor, oftentimes you’ll want that investor back at the negotiating table in your next round of financing. Great thoughts and global perspective on that calculus from an investor in India.

Crowdfunding May Be The Best Way To Fund Your Green Tech Company Post-Brexit
Equity is still in its infancy and fraught with regulatory difficulties that may make it more trouble than it’s worth. But in a down year for clean tech seeking traditional VC investment, could become a wellspring of social entrepreneurship.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.