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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of October 15, 2017

  • 10.20.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Building Your Founding Team—Is There a Magic Number? 
In case you missed it elsewhere on this blog, our own Jeff Stein and Jason Kropp shared a few thoughts on the ideal size of a startup’s founding team. The post was a follow-up to the latest installment of our ongoing webinar series, QuickLaunch University—check out the recording here!

Data Rights Are the New IP Rights
Great thoughts from VentureBeat’s VC guest bloggers on the ever-increasing value of data as artificial intelligence continues to advance. (And if data regulations are an issue for your company, our Big Data practice is always ready to help.)

Entrepreneurs: The Keys to Making Your ICO Securities Compliant Using Regulation A+
The rise of blockchain-based initial coin offerings has been a major fundraising trend this year, and as Forbes points out, lawyers and regulators are responding by trying to fit ICOs into existing securities laws, such as Regulation A+.

Big Banks Big Favorites to Win Fintech Revolution
And elsewhere from Forbes, here is a nice summary of the broader FinTech market, which appears to be particularly unicorn-proof as big banks become more and more acquisitive.

A Short Guide to Strategy for Entrepreneurs
If you didn’t grab an MBA on your way to being a startup founder, never fear—the Harvard Business Review has you covered with pieces like this short introduction to key concepts in building the philosophy behind your company’s operating model.

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.