In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September 2021 #2


Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

3 Common Mistakes Social Impact Founders Make
As founders navigate the day to day of maintaining a business, it can be easy to lose sight of the intentionality that sets a social impact startup apart from a traditional business. This Crunchbase article highlights three areas impact founders can focus on to avoid common pitfalls.

No Other Silicon Valley in Sight, Report Finds 
Throughout the pandemic questions have been swirling in the Bay Area. Is Silicon Valley losing its edge?  Are we experiencing an exodus of tech workers and companies from Silicon Valley? Where is the next Silicon Valley? This article from Crunchbase dives deep into the data and finds that there is no other Silicon Valley in sight.

As UK Gov Reached Out to Tech, Investors Threaten to ‘Pull Capital’ Over M&A Regulator Over-Reach
According to a new survey, UK competition regulators are spooking tech investors in the country with an implied threat to clamp down on startup M&A. This article by TechCrunch dives into the controversy as the prospect of the country’s new Digital Markets Unit (DMU) is forcing investors to consider pulling capital.

The Secret Behind Successful Corporate Transformations 
More than 25 years ago, John Kotter highlighted the challenge of corporate transformations when he made his now-famous assertion that 70% of corporate transformation efforts are doomed to fail. This HBR article explains that corporate transformation might even be harder than we thought and highlights other challenges companies may face.

What’s Happening in Venture Law in 2021?
The venture world is growing faster than ever, with more funding rounds, bigger funding rounds and higher valuations than at pretty much any point in history. Check out this TechCrunch article, which explores where the cutting edge of venture law is today. 

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