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  • In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of February 4, 2018

    • 2.9.2018

    Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

    3 Things Every Startup Cofounder Should Keep in Mind
    Co-founders are like spouses, friends, teammates and colleagues all wrapped up in one. Alley Watch highlights three things co-founders should consider when deciding how to split up founder roles and responsibilities.

    3 GDPR blind spots to avoid
    The EU released sweeping new data protection and privacy regulations that go into effect this spring. Venture Beat discusses three things to watch for startups with European users and operations.

    Where Are the Start-Ups? Loss of Dynamism Is Impeding Growth
    The engines of creative destruction are running on fumes according to The New York Times. While some of the Web 2.0 winners from the last decade are flying high, a troubling trend is emerging in the startup space—fewer companies are being founded and surviving past infancy.

    Don’t Give Away Your Board Seats
    Don’t end up playing musical chairs when handing out board seats—they shouldn’t go to the first person who manages to plop into a spot. Consider who will add value to your company and serve as a sounding board for ideas. There are always board advisor roles, if you want more people waiting in the wings.

    How to Help ICOs Go Legit
    ICO fever is subsiding amidst reports about lost funds, wild swings in the price of many cryptocurrencies, and looming government regulations. Still, done right, ICOs have the potential to serve as a useful tool for supporting blockchain-based startups.

    Links compiled by Bill Warren.