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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 27, 2016

  • 12.2.2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

The Tough Questions You Must Discuss Before You Take the Money
VCs and the founders should get on the same page before signing on the dotted line. WilmerHale Partner David Gammell talks about the tough questions founders and their VCs should discuss before finalizing an investment. Hint: clear expectations usually leave everyone happier in the long-run.

Investors Anticipate Big-League Tech IPOs in Europe
Startups in the EU and UK have been swinging for the fences. Now investors are looking towards a couple of home runs in the near future. Fortune examines the pipeline of European tech IPOs.

State of Startups 2016
First Round Capital released their annual state of startups report after surveying more than 700 founders. Optimism among founders remains high even though they see investors holding the upper hand. For anyone interested in peering into the collective conscious of the startup community, this is a must read.

Avoid New Venture Shortcuts That Scare Away Investors
Launching a startup is very much choosing the road less taken, but some shortcuts can scare aware future investors. Alley Watch provides a helpful list of pitfalls for young companies to avoid.

The Surprising State of Equity Crowdfunding Post-JOBS Act
Hailed as the democratization of startup funding, equity for the average joe is advancing by baby steps rather than leaps and bounds. Still, startups may consider whether might be right for their business and really think about the path that makes sense for them.

New Warrant Power Amplifies Need For Strong Data Security (Subscription)
New developments in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure may warrant a closer look by tech companies and startups. The recently enacted rules give courts broader powers to remotely access electronic data.

How Food Tech Is Expanding Opportunities for Shoppers and Entrepreneurs
Frontier tech is sitting on the shelves of your local grocery store. Entrepreneur takes a look at how technology, social consciousness and taste are disrupting the food industry.

Links compiled by Bill Warren.