In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - July 2021


Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Exposing the Top Three Myths About Successful Startups 
The concept of a “startup” has grown so large that its very essence has become mystified by industry norms, stories and the media. This Entrepreneur article dives into the myths of what it takes to become a “successful startup.”

Funding Pours Into Cybersecurity As Mid-Year 2021 Numbers Eclipse Last Year’s Total 
As reports of cyberattacks continue to dominate the headlines, companies expected to protect against these attacks are experiencing a record year in funding. This article from Crunchbase explains how we are only halfway through 2021 yet security companies have already surpassed the $7.8 billion raised last year.

5 Most Common Finance Pitfalls to Avoid for Early-Stage Startups
As startup executives begin handling their company’s finances they can face a variety of challenges. This EU Startups article lists five of the most common pitfalls executives should avoid when preparing for rapid scaling and expansion.

Behind the Hype: Are SPACs a Good Route to Exit? 
The popularity of SPACS has exploded in the last year, with nearly $64 billion raised in 2020. This Crunchbase article explores why everyone is going mad for SPACs and whether these vehicles are truly the best way to exit. 

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