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  • In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of July 9, 2017

    • 7.14.2017

    Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

    Why It’s so Difficult to Disrupt
    The growing expectations of venture capitalists may be pushing founders to focus solely on unsustainable growth, rather than on user experiences that more accurately measure the value of their product. This article provides some insight on surviving the challenge of balancing financing pressures with true growth of the business.

    All Companies Can Use ‘Confidential Filing’ IPO Process Now
    A recent change in federal legislation will make it easier for more companies to go public through a process of cooperation and conversation with the SEC before official announcement. Read more about the changing landscape for IPOs here.

    What Should You Include in Your Startup Investor Report?
    While getting money in the door might be considered a startup’s biggest challenge, keeping investors updated is an ongoing obligation many entrepreneurs fail to do effectively, which could lead to dissatisfaction and skepticism about the company’s performance. Medium explains the value of preparing an investor report and shares advice on what to include.

    A Ukrainian Cyberattack Shows How Dangerous Software Backdoors Can Be
    Tens of thousands of people across the globe were affected by a massive malware attack on June 27. Learn about the Ukrainian virus that wreaked havoc on computers worldwide and what its destruction has illuminated in the field of cybersecurity.

    The June 2017 NYC Venture Capital and Early Stage Funding Report
    Check out this report compiled by AlleyWatch, describing the past month’s venture capital and angel funding for tech-enabled startups, both in New York and nationally.

    Links compiled by Cara Fonseca