In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - May 2021 #3

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

What Data Reveals About Why Some Startups Reach Billion-Dollar Valuations
Ali Tamaseb, a partner at DCVC, a  venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, has carefully analyzed more than 30,000 data points on more than 200 startups with billion-dollar valuations and compiled his findings in a new book, Super Founders: What Data reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups. His goal for the study was to pin down the elusive question of exactly what ingredients are needed to create a unicorn. This article from Inc.com provides the main takeaways from his research and can provide valuable guidance on how you can foster success for your startup.

The Importance of Money in the Different Startup Stages 
The decision facing a startup of whether to raise funds or not is multifaceted and greatly depends on where the company is located in its growth cycle. This Forbes article advises on how to control the flow of investment into your startup, and can help you determine when it is the right time to seek investment for your company.

Advice for Startups on Going Fully Remote: Not so Fast
The recent pandemic has sparked frequent conversations about the viability of companies working completely remotely. If you are considering the possibility of a fully-remote workspace for your startup, please read this FastCompany article by venture capitalist Mike Ghaffary, who provides a framework to guide your decision to abandon a physical office and the impact this can have on your workforce.

Tough Market Conditions Have Squeezed the IPO Window, but the Pipeline Remains Robust
With recent reports of inflation creating a stock selloff last week, the enthusiasm for IPOs in the startup space has tapered. Similarly, the rise in SPACs in 2020 and early 2021 appears to be curbing. Here is an article by Crunchbase news that explores these recent threads in the market.

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