TC+ Roundup: Just say no to the test

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All signs point to a recovery in 2024, and that will be better for some than others. The past few years have seen investors highlight mediocre portfolio companies, hoping that a little growth will help them through a tough fundraising market.

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But now investors are doing less testing, which means many startups will likely run out of money next year. That’s not a bad thing, writes Rebecca Szkutak.

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Ask Sophie: How do I move to the US to join my co-founder?

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Dear Sophie,

For the past five years, I have been running a Boston-based biotech startup that I founded while living in Pakistan while my co-founder lived in Boston. Now I want to move to US to expand our business. What options do I have?

— Plucky Pakistani

How to ensure an ethical sourcing for your startup

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“Unfortunately, the exciting possibility of an acquisition leads new founders to make all kinds of mistakes,” wrote Syed Balkhi, founder and CEO of Awesome Motive. And he should know, because he encountered many pitfalls in building his own company. There are some steps you can take to make sure you are protected.

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5 tips for founders looking to launch in the US

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