Some interesting links we found across the web this week:
Diversity is the Key to Startup Success - What Can Early-Stage Founders Do About It?
Hiring a diverse team isn’t just the right thing to do, its profitable. Research by the Boston Consulting Group and MIT reveal that startups founded by women generate more than double the returns on funding dollars than startups founded by white men. Across the spectrums of gender, race, orientation and background, diverse perspectives help businesses. Check out this Forbes article to see how you can build a successful and inclusive culture for your startup.
Travel Startups are Taking Off
Investment amounts in travel startups have gone up,up and way past expectations by raising more than $1 billion in the last five years. With the online travel market expected to grow up to $817 billion by 2020, venture capital funding is flocking to these businesses. However, not all projections are positive. Take a look at this trend in this article by TechCrunch.
Board Meetings are Not to Be Feared, But Leveraged
Board meetings are essential to keeping your company on track and keeping directors engaged. How do you prepare for your meetings? How do you summarize the feedback you receive? Check out this Medium article to make the most of your board meetings.
EU Must Confront Trump and Approve a Tax on Tech Giants like Facebook and Apple
From San Francisco to the EU, US-based technology companies may be in for a rude awakening in a few years. Some European officials seek to impose taxes on companies like Apple, Facebook and Google in the year 2020. If more support rallies behind the taxes, and EU-wide tax of almost 3% could rear its head. Check out more details in this article from CNBC.
Startup Founders: Remote Teams are Possible — Here are 4 Ways to Make Them Happen
Remote working is a way to single-handedly reduce overhead expenses, while providing flexibility for your team and selecting top tier talent for your company. There are some reasons startups are reluctant to use a remote team, but read this NextWeb article to see if this approach could work for your company.