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…
STARTUP CEO RIGHT STUFF
Athenian Venture Partners VC Mitch Rosich explains what he looks for in a startup CEO.
VentureBeat: 5 Things I Look for in a CEO
ANGEL GROUP RELEVANCY
Some people think that Angel groups have lost their relevancy for consumer Internet startups. I'm not so sure, but here's a contrarian view.
Betaspring: How to Regain Relevancy
MORE THAN JUST SEED
VC Bryan Roberts shared his thoughts on how "seed investing is not a low-cost, little-time-required option on the A round.”
Fortune: A Different Seed-Stage Strategy
Cleantech merchant banker Neal Dikeman has a long post of a copy of his memo in 2003 about investing in energy technologies.
Cleantech Blog: The Economics of Cleantech Investing
SMART GRID ANALYTICS TRENDS
Venture capital interest in driving efficiencies in the energy grids continues. Here is a piece on top trends in smart grid analytics.
GreentechGrid: Smart Grid Analytics Trends
VENTURE CAPITAL IN 2013
Dennis Dougherty, founding partner at Intersouth Partners, gives his take on the year just ending and on the venture capital outlook for 2013.
Venture Capital Dispatch: Liquidity Crisis in 2013?
VC CAPITAL AVAILABILITY
How do you ask a VC about their availability of capital? David Beisel of NextView Ventures has some thoughts on the matter.
Genuine VC: The Right Questions to Ask
IS VENTURE CAPITAL GOOD FOR AMERICA?
True Ventures founder Jon Callaghan makes a strong case and a rallying cry for investors and entrepreneurs to "create companies of lasting impact and meaning."
WSJ Online: Why Venture Capital Is Good
THE UNSUNG HEROES
Internet and digital media VC Mark Suster has an “ode” to all of the supporting people who help make startups great.
Both Sides of the Table: The Valuable Unsung Heroes of Startups
2012 IPO REVIEW
Renaissance Capital has an excellent review of the 2012 IPO market, which despite the record Facebook IPO, continued to disappoint in many ways.
Renaissance Capital: 2012 US IPO Review
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2013
600 venture capitalists and startup CEOs were surveyed for their 2013 investment and exit outlook opinions.
PE Hub: 2013: IT Investing and M&A Increase