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


Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Startups, This Is What You Should Be Asking Investors For Outside Of Capital
All investors, including those without deep pockets, may provide value beyond dollars to a company. This article provides a few examples of such value, including an investor helping a company scale into new markets overseas or providing access to knowledge and resources.

Venture capital is flowing like wine, but some startups are getting swamped by the tide
Venture capitalists investing record amounts of money into startups has created some significant challenges, as several startup founders and executives explained during a roundtable discussion during Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif. This article provides examples of such challenges, such as, new recruits not being used to working at a startup experiencing “hyper-growth.”

How Networking Is Necessary for Effective Entrepreneurship
Learning to use networking to their advantage is the best thing a founder can do for themselves and their business. This article briefly discusses such benefits, including how networking can help find new business partners, expand the business and make the founder and the business more visible to relevant ventures.

Top 8 legal documents every startup should consider getting
Legal documentation is often the last thing on the mind of an entrepreneur. Ignoring such documentation however can lead to high legal costs and extensive time spent fixing legal issues at a later stage. This article discusses a few documents entrepreneurs should be aware of from the very beginning, including non-disclosure agreements, founder stock-related agreements and contracts with employees.

You’ve just been accepted into a startup accelerator—now what?
So many founders who apply to accelerators think it’ll be a great opportunity and then, when the program actually starts, it gets pushed aside to tackle other concerns. This article discusses what a founder should be doing during and after the program ends to keep the momentum going, including making long-term connections while going through the program. 

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