In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - June 2020

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

The May 2020 US Venture Capital Funding Report 
As a startup, it’s always important to keep a pulse on the current state of venture financing in the nation, and that is never more true than now. To help you, this article from AlleyWatch breaks down the national statistics for all funding deals for the month of May.

Edtech is Surging, and Parents Have Some Notes 
While the current pandemic creates undeniable problems, it also creates incredible opportunities for budding companies. Read this TechCrunch article examining one such opportunity for new edtech to help foster learning from home.

What’s the Downside of a Cofounder? 
Whether to bring on co-founders or not is one of the essential questions a startup must face. This article by AlleyWatch provides a founder with guidance to help answer that question.

The Most Valuable Sales Lesson: You Need to Know What You Don’t Know 
No matter how useful the product or service, a startup will not grow until that product is actually sold to someone, which often requires bringing on a salesperson. Read this FastCompany article detailing how your startup can attract and retain sales talent.

What M&A Looks Like During the Pandemic 
Executing an Merger and Acquisition is difficult under normal circumstances, and even more so in the current environment, however, this article from Harvard Business Review provides valuable insight into now acquirers are still pressing forward even in the face of a pandemic.

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