In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of January 7, 2018

  • 1.12.2018

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

How to articulate your technology to investors and customers
Consider these tips when explaining your technology to investors and customers to maximize the efficiency of these interactions. 

Running Great Startup Board Meetings
This article provides a guide to help founders prepare for board meetings and make the most of the founders’ relationship with their company’s board. 

Why You Should Reference Check Potential Investors Like Employees
Before entering into a long-term relationship with your investors, make sure you’ve done your homework. This article highlights two important aspects of the future relationship to consider.

Setting Funds on Fire: How and Why Most Startups Waste Their First Round of Investment
Once you’ve secured your first round of investment, the next step is to spend that cash wisely. Avoid the common pitfalls detailed by this author, who is a seasoned entrepreneur himself.

VCs invested the most capital in 2017 since the dotcom era
A look back on the VC environment in 2017, compliments of VentureBeat. Invested capital and deal size increased while the number of deals closed decreased year over year. 

Links compiled by Ryan Crane.