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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of May 14, 2017

  • 5.19.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Venture Capital Term Sheets — What to know
Have you caught our ongoing QuickLaunch University webinar series? In partnership with tempCFO, the latest edition (linked in this article) runs through the VC term sheet negotiation process.

Venture Capital Funding for Cleantech Still Looks Pretty Grim
The startup world at large is looking for a rebound after a down year in 2016, but if the Brookings Institution is to be believed, there has been little reason for optimism in the sub-market for clean energy startups. (But this author in Entrepreneur would certainly disagree!)

Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet
The tables have turned on net neutrality, as Obama-era policies enforcing equality of bandwidth among websites of different sizes has given way to deregulation under the Trump administration’s FCC chair. If you need a refresher on why this matters to startups, this piece in Mashable from the head of the Mozilla Foundation is a great place to start. (More here!)

How Laws and Culture Hold Back Socially Minded Companies
Social entrepreneurship can be a nebulous concept, because companies fundamentally exist to turn a profit before any considerations of social good. The B Lab is trying to change that with its “B Corp” certification program for socially beneficial startups, and the Harvard Business Review studied the 2,000 B Corps worldwide to see how well their countries’ laws support the concept. A great read for cross-border entrepreneurs especially.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner