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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of June 4, 2017

  • 6.9.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Tackled an Issue That’s all too Familiar to Startups: The Threat of Frivolous Patent Litigation
The threat of frivolous patent litigation is all too real for some start-ups, and the consequences can be seriously inhibiting. This article from Recode dives into recent developments in the law and related efforts to protect businesses from the costly and time-consuming battle against trolls.

The 5 Things You Need to Know to Scale a Startup
Drawing from interviews with startup founders, this article provides some insight into to the often-bumpy road ahead for companies looking to expand.

Planning to Sell Your Company in a Few Years? You Have Work to Do Now.
Many company owners and execs might not be thinking about a strategic exit during the growth phase of their business, but success takes years of preparation. This Entrepreneur piece shares some tips on the steps to take along the way that will help secure the best price in an eventual sale of the company.

For Entrepreneurs, Venture Capital is Not Always the Best Option
While venture capital is the anticipated path forward for many entrepreneurs, some are finding creative ways to raise money without relinquishing control of their businesses. Read more about new alternatives to giving away equity, while bringing in funds, here.

Private Equity Minority Stake Sales Could Lead to Spin-Off Funds
Fortune discusses the exciting and growing trend of spin-off firms launched by junior partners in the private equity space.

Links compiled by Cara Fonseca