In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - May 2016 #3

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[author: Jared Brenner]

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Don’t Expect New Crowdfunding Rules to Create a Startup Boom
Equity crowdfunding went live this week under the SEC’s recent rulemaking, but many commentators are down on the concept for now. Find out why in this editorial from the Harvard Business Review. (Bonus: great coverage and more links over at Fast Company, plus some thoughts for entrepreneurs from WilmerHale's own Glenn Luinenburg and Jessica Wade.)

Overtime Pay For Millions More Workers
Meanwhile, newly announced regulations from the Department of Labor will make millions more workers eligible for overtime pay, prompting criticism from business groups whose strongest argument might be the new regulations’ direct impact on the startup community.

Nasdaq Explores How Blockchain Could Fuel Solar Energy Market
Bitcoin may be anathema to those immersed in more traditional markets, but the technology behind it is intriguing to all, especially when infused with the Internet of Things. NASDAQ was proof positive this week, as it unveiled a new service allowing investment in blockchain-enabled solar power generators.

The truth about due diligence
If a startup is over-hyped, how much of the blame goes to its investors? That might depend on how carefully they vetted the company first. Many perspectives and a few cautionary tales in this piece from TechCrunch.

Why Your First Year Startup Journey Probably Won't Be A Straight Line
There probably is no such thing as a straight line in this business, but you know what we mean. Stay lean, stay agile and we’ll see you next week!

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