In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of October 2, 2016

  • 10.7.2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Should Your Startup Take the B Corp Route?
To B Corp or not to B Corp? If that’s the question your is asking, WilmerHale Partner Mick Bain advice on what to consider when weighing this decision. The B Corp designation comes with both benefits and responsibilities that should discuss.

Due Diligence is a Responsibility for Investors, an Opportunity for Startups
The words “” may evoke anxiety and fear for many. However, what is a responsibility for investors, can also serve as an opportunity for . The scrutiny of experienced VC’s and others could help a company avoid trouble down the line.

Startups Are Finding a Powerful Partner in This Hidden Corner of the Food Economy
Fortune thoughts for food-related . Getting started selling your product at the local organic store is no longer the only . Success may lie in approaching customers from an unexpected corner of the industry.

Where Fintech VCs Will Place Their Bets in 2017
The American Banker follows the money and predicts where we’ll see the biggest fintech bets in 2017. VC’s have favored online lending companies over the past few years, but are taking a harder look at insurance, blockchain and A.I.

US VC Firms Have Raised $32 Billion So Far This Year
Last year nobody ventured to guess that 2016 would turn into a record-setting year for new funds. Despite a slowdown in the capital markets and nagging bubble fears, 2016 is set to be the biggest year for raising new VC funds since the dot-com era.

Why True Entrepreneurs View Setbacks As Opportunities
One step back can lead to two steps forward. Firas Kittaneh details in Entrepreneur how to convert setbacks into valuable learning experiences. Many famous entrepreneurs achieved their greatest successes after periods of failure.

Links compiled by Bill Warren.