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In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of June 3, 2018

  • 6.8.2018

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Don’t Neglect Your Customers During a Merger
A merger can be a time-consuming endeavor, but it’s important not to lose sight of the customer base during the process. Harvard Business Review explains how companies can successfully integrate by creating teams to focus separately on the deal and the business and by observing and promoting company culture.

Where is VR Headed? Investors Share Insights on the Industry’s Trajectory
If you’re in the virtual reality space, this article provides industry insight by nine investors, including where they see opportunity and how they think your business can improve and achieve success.    

US Startups Off to a Strong M&A Run in 2018
The M&A market has been active among startup companies in 2018, with the total money spent on company purchases already reaching 80% of last year’s total. Crunchbase breaks down the current venture-backed M&A market by providing a list of the largest 2018 deals by purchase price, highlighting the trend in steady deal count and frequency of market purchase prices, and discussing possible drivers behind this performance.

US Government Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Future Internet Governance, Privacy and Emerging Technology Priorities
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration requested comments regarding its international Internet policy priorities. Get more details here.

Valuation on Your Term Sheet is Not What Your Company is Worth
While it’s easy to think that the post money valuation in a term sheet reflects the value of the business, this article provides a helpful explanation of why that is not true and how the valuation is instead driven by the investor’s risk assessment of investing in the company.

Links compiled by Nicolette Anagnos.