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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 12, 2017

  • 11.17.2017

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

One Angel Investor On Choosing Companies, Managing Risk And Supporting Women
Loretta McCarthy banks on women with her investment strategy. While considering market size and how startups differentiate themselves, McCarthy expands on what she looks for in an entrepreneur. This article has tips on finding your place, putting together a good team and stepping up in your startup.

Venture Capitalist Challenges His Peers to Not Be 'F**king Scumbags' 
The Social Capital CEO of Hedosophia Holdings, Chamath Palihapitiya, speaks on how his company searches for a company to invest in. His company invested in dozens of companies “blind” to rid the investments of conscious and implicit bias in order to see which businesses were structurally sound. Give this article a read to see how diversity at the forefront of VC financing can work.

4 Fintech Trends Entrepreneurs should watch out for in 2018 
The integration of technology in financial services is not slowing down. Financial technology allows for quicker and easier business transactions. Born2Invest has listed multi-currency digital wallets and biometrics in mobile payments as trends to watch out for in 2018. Be sure to check out the article for additional trends.

Senate tax bill ditches stock option change after outcry from tech startups 
The looming tax bill has had startups on the edge of their seats as drafts are released to the public. In its latest iteration, the provision requiring stock options to be taxed on the date they vest instead of when they are “cashed-in” has been removed. See what caused an outcry from companies such as Airbnb, Vimeo and Hyperloop One. 

Links compiled by Morgan Monroe.