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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of September 10, 2017

  • 9.15.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

How Pro Rata Works in Venture Capital Deals
VC’s suffer from FOMO just like the rest of us. TechCrunch explores how investors use pro rata rights to keep a foot in the door for the next round.

How Convertible Notes Drive Founders Away From Emerging Ecosystems
Convertible notes (and SAFEs) let founders and funders kick the can down the road in terms of valuing an early stage startup, but VentureBeat argues unpriced are also kicking startups out of smaller markets and incentivizing them to move to places like the Silicon Valley or NYC.

US Banking Regulator Not Ready for Fintech Charter Applications
You down with OCC? FinTech’s might not be—at least when it comes to the proposed FinTech . Reuters and US News discuss the difficulty the OCC is facing in creating special banking for FinTech companies looking to disrupt traditional banking.

The New Path to Starting a Hardware Startup: Lessons Learned From a Crowdfunding Approach
Hardware has always been harder, but new technologies and has made getting a hardware startup off the ground easier than ever. Forbes discovers how Kickstarter and similar platforms have altered the path taken by many early stage hardware innovators.

Young Troublemakers Who Rise (and Fall) as Entrepreneurs
Moving fast and breaking things doesn’t mean the law (or standards of human decency). The New York Times looks at those former high-flying startup CEOs whose propensity for disruption have landed them in trouble with their boards and even the legal system.

Links compiled by Bill Warren.