In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - June 2022 #2

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

As Venture Dollars Slow, Deal Terms Begin Trending Back Toward Investors
After years of free flowing venture dollars, inflation, interest rates and instability in the public market has caused venture funding and private valuations to trend downward. This Crunchbase article discusses how the shift in the market has created more friendly deal terms for investors, including lower valuations, liquidity preferences and ratchets.

How Your Board Should Guide the Hiring Process
Over the past few years, employees in all industries have left to seek better pay, more perks and greater flexibility. This phenomenon has been called “The Great Resignation” and shows no sign of slowing down. This article from Entrepreneur provides tips for how companies can improve their hiring practices to retain and recruit employees.

How to Startup Part 4: What Happens to Startups During a Downturn
Many tech startups that saw tremendous growth during the pandemic are now forced to reckon with the harsh realities of rising inflation, global instability and a weak fundraising environment. Therefore, unsurprisingly, tech startups have made significant layoffs since the beginning of this year. This dot.LA article explores how inflation and increased interest rates affect startups and how startups can keep the momentum and survive during this time.

Will Your Competitive Advantage Work in Other Markets?
As companies grow and succeed, they may assume that their strategy and competitive advantage in one market will transfer effortlessly to international markets. The author of this article in the Harvard Business Review conducted more than 100 interviews with executives at multinational companies and identified the most common challenges that companies often face when attempting to expand into a new market and how companies can address them.

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