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  • In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 5, 2017

    • 11.10.2017

    Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

    How to Be the Startup VCs Want to Invest In
    While most founders know that a venture capital firm’s decision to invest in a startup is strategic and based on several factors, many underestimate the important role personality plays in the process. This article provides some helpful advice on putting your best foot forward when pitching your company (and the individuals behind it!) to investors.

    When Raising Capital Becomes Risky Business
    Every business needs money to run, but it is important to keep in mind that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Investor cash comes with conditions, so before accepting VC dollars be sure you understand the longer-term consequences.

    Small Business Council Commends Brady Amendment to Help Startups
    Growth in your company’s value is always welcome, but it can sometimes have drawbacks for the employees if they are then subject to higher taxes on their incentive equity. One lawmaker wants to change that. Read about it here.

    Colorado’s Rural Startup Fund Sets a Model for the Nation
    Research suggests that there are larger percentages of entrepreneurs in rural areas, despite there often being barriers to startup success. Colorado has recently sought to alleviate one problem—lack of access to investment capital—with a state-sponsored investment fund. Learn more about this innovative step and the potential trend in this article from VentureBeat.

    Links compiled by Cara Fonseca