Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Is This the Great Reset for Venture Capital? The end of running with the bulls (, that is) has the venture capital market anxious to understand the short- and long-term consequences. Yet, as Forbes notes in this article, the venture capital terminology encompasses various types of funds, and each may be affected in a different way. This article breaks down the apparent impact across the venture capital market and highlights what investors should consider before their next move.

3 Questions Investors Ask Themselves When Evaluating a CEO You have the brilliant idea and the presentation ready to go – what else will investors be considering as you take the stage? This Harvard Business Review articles aims to shed some light on aspects of the CEO that investors are evaluating to determine whether they will be a capable and thoughtful leader for their business. The good news, the article notes, is that the skills required to speak to investors are the same skills necessary to lead the business.

Prepare Your Company for the Next COVID Wave The “new normal” is a concept that has embodied the discussion of the post-Covid-19 world. But as companies look forward to mask-free futures, this article warns against the pandemic fatigue to instead learn from these years and better prepare the business for the next disruption. This Harvard Business Review article highlights common but significant components of daily operations affected by the recent pandemic that should be incorporated into the business plan to more effectively prepare for and adapt during future economic and geopolitical challenges ahead.

How Startups Drive Economic Recovery While Growing Responsibly The value that startups create is nearly on par with the GDP of a G7 economy and the amount of startup funding in 2021 surpassed $600 billion. While growth brings benefits to the company and the economy both locally and globally, this article notes that startups must also scale sustainably and responsibly. How best to accomplish it all is no easy answer. To that end, this article provides perspectives from CEOs of the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators and Technology Pioneers.

A Timeless, Go-To Framework for Protecting Against Cyber Threats Only four years after its release, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is planning to update its guide to organizational cybersecurity – one of the go-to cybersecurity frameworks developed through public and private sector collaboration. The next iteration is unlikely to be any time soon, so this FastCompany article focuses on the current Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which remains sound in practice for any business to remain secure.