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Venture Capital This Week - August 22

Published: 8/22/2013 9:40:54 AM

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…

BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION

True Ventures Partner Puneet Agarwal has an insightful post up about business model innovation for enterprise startups.

     True Ventures: Business Model Innovation Is Important

 

BILLION DOLLAR SEEDS

Internet VC Tom Tunguz provides some context on seed rounds for successful businesses.

     Tomasz Tunguz: Seed Investment Patterns of Billion Dollar Startups

 

FAKE VALUATIONS IN THE PRESS

Interesting inside baseball on startups leaking "valuations" to the press to get higher numbers.

     PandoDaily: Faking Valuations

 

WILL VCS ABANDON SEED INVESTING?

This author thinks that VCs will get out of seed stage investing.

         Ben Narasin: Why Venture Will Abandon Seed Investing

 

A TALE OF TWO TECH IPOs

VC Nic Brisbourne compares the IPOs of Facebook and LinkedIn.

     The Equity Kicker: Two Very Different Approaches to IPO

 

A STARTUP'S HORIZONS

This VC shares his thoughts on the various stages in a startup's growth.

     Tomasz Tunguz: Your Startup's Three Horizons

 

SILICON VALLEY VENTURE CAPITAL SURVEY

Technology law firm Fenwick & West has published its latest VC survey results.

     Fenwick & West: Silicon Valley Survey - Second Quarter 2013 (PDF)

 

AVOID SHINY OBJECTS

VC Mark Suster says startups should be aware of the perils of shiny new objects.

     Both Sides of the Table: The Perils of Shiny New Objects

 

CROWDFUNDING - FOR LATER STAGES, TOO?

Internet VC Jon Soberg is changing his tune on the potential utility of crowdfunding for later stages.

     VentureBeat: Crowdfunding - Not Just for Early-Stage

 

 

 

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