It's always an interesting week in venture capital. Discover the best stories, blog posts and other information inside the VC ecosystem in the US and in hotspots around the world. Onward dear reader…
M&A OUTLOOK FOR 2014
Marlin & Associates thinks some sellers will have a very strong valuation in 2014.
Market Update: Going out on a Limb (PDF)
A VC's INVESTING METRICS
New VC firm Homebrew shares its investing metrics.
Satya Patel: Homebrew's 1%
CLEAN TECH AND ENERGY TRENDS FOR 2014
Long time investor Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital thinks that 2014 will be a year to double down.
Greentech Media: 5 Trends for 2014
OPENVIEW SHARES DISRUPTIVE TRENDS FOR 2014
This Boston area VC firm looks back on 2013 and forward to 2014.
OpenView Blog: 6 Disruptive Technology Trends for 2014
FEMALE STARTUP FOUNDERS
Paul Graham clears the air on female founder bias.
Paul Graham: Female Founders
DON'T HATE GROWTH HACKING
VC Mark Suster describes what growth hacking really is.
Both Sides of the Table: Why the Haters Are Wrong
EARLY-STAGE VC FUNDRAISING
A few early stage VC firms had a very good 2013.
WSJ Online: Early Stage Saw a Big Jump in 2013
4Q AND FULL-YEAR 2013 VC FUNDRAISING RESULTS
Thomson Reuters-NVCA has published its quarterly and annual tally of venture firm fundraising.
Thomson Reuters: 2013 Venture Capital Fundraising (PDF)
HIGHER EDUCATION PRIMED FOR DISRUPTION
New Atlantic Ventures takes aim at education.
NAV Blog: Higher Education Is Now Ground Zero
THIS TECH BOOM IS REAL
Seattle VC Matt McIlwain says that the current tech boom has sizzle and substance.
GeekWire: Bullish on Technology