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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of August 20, 2017

  • 8.25.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Scaling an EdTech Startup? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you’re an educator new to the startup game, stop by this two-part piece from Inc42 about the unique challenges of the edtech vertical. (And here’s part one if you missed it.)

Why Blockchain Will Change Everything
Here’s one of the first videos from Fortune’s brand new blockchain hub, The Ledger, which we’ll be reading and sharing as it continues to grow.

Why Venture Capital is Such a Boy’s Club, According to 21 Female Entrepreneurs
The gender gap in the venture world has never been more obvious than it is this year, but posts like this one from Bustle will hopefully move the conversation in the right direction.

Funding 101: How a VC Funnel Works
We’re primarily writing for founders here on WilmerHale Launch, but never forget to put yourself in the venture investor’s shoes. They’re in the business of taking meetings, but how do they narrow those down to the very small group of companies that actually get funded? Great perspectives in this piece from a Singapore-based VC.

Equity-Only Investing Hurts Both VCs and Startups
And here’s one more VC perspective from VentureBeat—if you’re thinking of selling in your first major round of financing, just remember that it’s not the only possible structure.  

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.