In Case You Missed It: Launch Links – February 2016 #3

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Ask For Permission Or Beg For Forgiveness? A Primer For Startups Dealing With Regulators
Possible regulatory obstacles should be on the mind of all founders. Even if the best approach is to forge ahead and deal with regulatory issues as they arise, an early stage company can consider how to position itself to minimize future headaches. 

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies Are Valued
A VC managing partner discusses what funds think about the possibility of falling valuations and what drives price booms and collapses.

A Window On The World: Emerging Market Startups Take Center Stage In Europe
Here’s a look at what the startup scene looks like in emerging markets, where press coverage and investment capital can be harder to come by.

Why investors love spin-off startups
Spin-offs—new companies formed from existing ones—can be attractive to investors, who are looking for founders who have a strong understanding of market opportunities and what makes a viable product and who can provide, a strong management team from the start.