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…
A BUSINESS OPERATING SYSTEM
VC Brad Feld likes the concept of building a Business Operating System to scale your business past a few employees.
Brad Feld: Building a Business Operating System
WOMEN TECH ENTREPRENEURS
The percentage of women led companies that are VC funded is slowly increasing, according to this report.
LATIN AMERICA PE FUNDRAISING DOUBLES
Private equity and venture capital firms and Latin America are swimming in limited partner funding.
PE Hub: Latin American PE Fundraising Jumps in First Half
IPO WINDOW OPENING AND CLOSING?
The IPO window rarely closes, according to this firm.
CFO Magazine: IPO Window Rarely Closes, Says Keating Capital
STRIKING OUT WITH VCS
This outspoken entrepreneur shares his fundraising experience.
Scott Kveton: Why Pitch Decks Suck
AN ENTREPRENEUR IN HIS 60s
Jim Barnett has a 3-part series on his adventures starting a technology business.
PandoDaily: With VCs Get an Intro or Get Lost
KEEPING ENTREPRENEURS IN HARVARD
The Experiment Fund is partnering with Harvard University to enable students to explore their startups without leaving school.
GigaOm: VC Sets up Shop at Harvard
PATIENT BIOTECH VCs REWARDED
IPO activity for biotechnology companies is looking up.
Xconomy: Which VCs Are Poised to Profit?
RUMINATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF VENTURE CAPITAL
Redpoint VC Tom Tunguz shares his thoughts on the future of venture capital funds.
Tomasz Tunguz: The VC Firm of the Future
UNIVERSITIES AND VENTURE CAPITAL
Successful Internet VC Fred Wilson wonders if universities are the new venture capital.
A VC: Are Universities the New VCs?