In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - February 2021 #3

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Biden Immigration Enforcement Priorities
Immigration enforcement priorities have shifted since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021 and several new executive orders, proposed pieces of legislation, and policy announcements have followed since. This WilmerHale client alert not only provides a high-level overview of these actions, but also describes what might change and what might stay the same going forward.

Fostering Inclusion, 1 Meeting at a Time
Hiring talented and diverse team should be only the start of a company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Building a company culture which actively includes the voices of and fosters the ongoing success of minority and female employees is also an important part of these initiatives. This BuiltIn article offers goals which team leaders and members can keep in mind to build such an inclusive environment.

EU and UK Take First Steps Toward Continuing Free Data Flows Post-Brexit
Although the UK and EU reached a Brexit deal late last year, the ensuing agreement still left a number of important issues unresolved. One such topic left unaddressed was data privacy regulation and data transfers between the UK and EU, but the European Commission has recently commenced the process of coming to an agreement on these issues. This article from VentureBeat explores the background and potential consequences of these talks.

Small Business Owners: Here's What You Need to Keep, Here's What You Can Shred
An important but under-appreciated aspect of running a business is keeping track of paperwork and other documentation. This Entrepreneur article highlights some of the types of documentation which founders and small business owners should consider keeping and the manner in which they should be retained.

VC Shares 5 Tips for Startup Founders Who are Ready to Raise Their Series A Round
After enough growth, a founder of an early-stage company might look to raise more capital via a Series A financing round. This article from GeekWire not only suggests tips for how founders can best pitch themselves to investors, but also offers insight into some of the qualities which may make a company more attractive to such an investor.

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