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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of June 25, 2017

  • 6.30.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

What the Global Marketplace Can Teach US Entrepreneurs About the Future of Payments
Entrepreneurs already have a lot going on, but it pays to be on top of the latest trends in fintech. Entrepreneur looks at the future of payments technology and money in the digital age.

How Blockchains Could Revolutionize International Aid
Thinking beyond bitcoin, Fast Company considers how blockchain could cut down on corruption and improve international aid.

How do Your Startup Churn Rates Measure Up to the Industry Standard?
Customer and user churn haunts every startup’s dreams. Here is a way to see how your churn rate matches up to others in your industry.

7 Tips for Raising Capital as a Solo Founder
One is also the loneliest number for founders. AlleyWatch provides tips for those founders going stag into that delicate dance of fundraising from VCs. 

Male and Female Entrepreneurs Get Asked Different Questions by VCs — and It Affects How Much Funding They Get
Questionable behavior by male VCs is certainly one reason female entrepreneurs have a tougher time fundraising, but seemingly subtle differences in the way investors approach female founders might also cause significant harm. The Harvard Business Review studies the different questions that female entrepreneurs face from VCs and how those contribute to the funding gender gap.

How AI and IoT Must Work Together
This might cause the rise of the robots, but, for now, IoT and AI should work together. Venture Beat considers how AI could make smart homes smarter and sensors sense more.

Why France is Taking a Lesson in Culture From Silicon Valley
Nous sommes Silicon Valley. How France is reinvigorating innovation at home by looking West for models of entrepreneurship. 

Links compiled by Bill Warren.