In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - January 2021 #5


Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, recently released new guidance to help employers protect workers and minimize exposure to COVID-19. This WilmerHale alert not only breaks down these recommendations, but also discusses the potential that OSHA might increase its involvement in the pandemic response and take further action, such as by issuing mandatory emergency temporary standards.

How IPOs Are Priced
Large, blockbuster IPOs and how IPO share prices move on the first day of trading often capture the public’s attention.  The process behind how a company is brought public is less-commonly known, however. This explainer from Crunchbase briefly describes the IPO process and dives into the factors which determine an IPO’s price.

What US Startups Get Wrong About Expanding into Europe
A well-run SaaS company at the IPO stage might derive somewhere around 30% of its global revenue from Europe—a sizable chunk of its proceeds. Even revolutionary software companies, however, can get tripped up when expanding from the US into Europe.  his Harvard Business Review article, written by a former tech executive based in Europe, reflects strategupon and explains how to avoid common pitfalls companies encounter when expanding into the European market.

Company Too Young for a Formal Board? Practice With an Advisory Panel
A company should carefully consider its approach to building out its board of directors and get to know any prospective directors. Even companies too young to have an official board of directors can practice and develop these approaches using an advisory board of experts. This article from Fast Company delves into the role a board of directors might play at different points in a company’s life.

How Startups Can Foster Growth And Sustained Success
Although no two startups are identical, successful startups often possess certain key characteristics that help them to thrive. This Forbes article describes four of these characteristics which help successful startups stand out from the many other companies in the startup space.

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