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News Fix: Cannabis Companies Roll With the Changes

In the news this week: The MedMen-PharmaCann deal is called off, the IRS updates its crypto guidelines and Andreessen Horowitz gets its fourth female general partner.

How Founders Get Funding and How Investors Ensure They Deserve It

When seeking funding, a startup founder needs to sell their vision to investors. And investors need to challenge that vision. Here are some specific points both parties need to talk about in order to succeed.

How to Modernize the SEC

The slow-moving SEC is in desperate need of an overhaul. And investors need to push for it.

News Fix: WeWork Isn’t the Only One Cleaning Up Its IPO Mess

In the headlines this week: Bitcoin falls 15%, WeWork tries to clean up its IPO mess and the House passes a marijuana reform bill with a historic vote.

Mailbag: Disruptors Can Still Be Disrupted

In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explains the difference between seed and Series A companies and what bitcoin maximalists get wrong.

News Fix: WeWork Can’t Shake Off Its IPO Woes

In the news this week, WeWork’s IPO woes continue, Massachusetts’ vape sales decline and the U.S. Army looks to hire crypto investigators.

The SEC’s Crypto Market Manipulation Fears Make No Sense

The SEC is refusing to approve a bitcoin ETF out of fear of market manipulation. But that fear is nonsensical.

T. Boone Pickens’ Real Legacy Has Nothing to Do With Oil

This week, the News Fix is dedicated to legendary disruptor T. Boone Pickens. His true legacy went far beyond oil.