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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of September 24, 2017

  • 9.29.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Startup Valuation 101: The Problem of Going Too High or Too Low
As this quick read from Inc42 makes clear, startup valuations are always more art than science, especially in the earliest stages.

in 2017: Beyond IPOs and Legacy Stock
On the other end of the startup lifecycle, VentureBeat describes the state of play in the IPO market, as new continue to challenge established ones like NYSE and NASDAQ for new listings.

How Europe’s Changes to Copyright Law Will Affect America
It may not make for the biggest headlines these days, but changes could be in store globally in the area of copyright law. As TechCrunch tells it, the EU is attempting to modernize protections for digital content in ways that may run up against the EU’s separate online privacy laws. Watch this space, as any European changes could heavily influence reform in the US.

FinTech Startups and Banks Face Off on New Rules Over European Payments and Data Access
Meanwhile, a different EU privacy conflict is brewing over payment services, as big banks and FinTech startups disagree over “screen scraping” practices for obtaining customer account data without using a bank-provided API.

Why Does Sweden Have So Many Startups?
And in more encouraging news from across the pond, The Atlantic goes long on the Swedish government’s successes in incentivizing new ventures to compete with established companies. 

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.