In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of March 11, 2018

  • 3.16.2018

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

The Definitive Guide to Licensing: When You Get a Great Idea, What Do You Do Next?
For the “ideas” people out there, licensing a product may provide a creative way to get it to market without doing all of the heavy lifting on your own. Entrepreneur discusses some of the basic considerations that go along with this alternative approach to entrepreneurship.

4 Reasons Why Learning Beats Experience in Startups
Agility isn’t usually the product of experience, which is why fast learning and flexibility trump experience in a . AlleyWatch explores why asking good questions can be more valuable than knowing all the answers.

The Purpose of an IPO Has Changed
Bloomberg examines why some IPO’s look like a desperation play driven by impatient investors. Late-stage growth investors and sovereign wealth funds allow companies to stay private longer, but when they want their money back, the public markets become a last resort.

5 Things You Must Know Before Launching an Initial Coin Offering
The wild west of token offerings is being quickly tamed by regulators and more skeptical investors. That doesn’t mean ICO’s are off the table, they just require good legal help and a lot of planning.

Founder Vesting
Sophisticated VC’s invest in the team, one they expect to stick around for the long-haul. Fred Wilson talks the importance of founder vesting terms. 

Links compiled by Bill Warren.