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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of March 26, 2017

  • 3.31.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

IPOs Are Cool Again in Startup-Land
IPOs have been a rarity in the startup world in recent years, but signs point to a reversal if this column from Fortune is to be believed. Great additional coverage linked in the article.

Everything You Need to Know About Congress’ Decision to Expose Your Data to Internet Providers
Amid a busy news week in DC, Congress took action toward reversing the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rule, potentially enabling internet providers to sell individuals’ search and browsing histories to tech companies. Is it as scary as the headline makes it sound? TechCrunch has the full breakdown.

Investors Bet on a Quiet Tech Revolution in Europe
Brexit notwithstanding, Europe is full of tech potential and investors are taking notice, as US News reports via Reuters.

A Plan to Save Blockchain Democracy From Bitcoin’s Civil War
With divisions boiling among the creators of bitcoin amid challenges from alternative blockchain currencies, Wired profiles one you might not have heard of and their more "democratic" approach to the distributed ledger.

The Top 20 Venture Capitalists Worldwide
From the New York Times and CB Insights comes this year’s who’s-who ranking of the world’s venture capitalists, including at least three newcomers compared to last year’s rankings.

Big Business and the Midwest's Hidden Startup Advantage
And finally this week, we’re mindful that the startup community stretches beyond big expensive cities, as this piece in Forbes from a midwest-based VC illustrates.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner