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Venture Capital This Week - August 8

Published: 8/8/2013 8:27:53 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…

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE MONEY FROM A VC

This entrepreneur provides 10 reasons for taking early-stage venture capital.

     VentureBeat: 10 Reasons Why You Should Take Money

 

ENTERPRISE SALES PROCESS CHANGES

VC Bipul Sinha gives an interview on how the enterprise sales model has changed.

     TechCrunch: Enterprise Investing and the Sales Process

 

STEVE JOBS AND FOCUS

Successful Internet VC Fred Wilson shares his thoughts on the late Steve Jobs.

     A VC: Focus

 

STARTUPS AND IDEAS

Ideas matter for startups, and Chris Dixon shares why.

     Chris Dixon: The Idea Maze

 

SILICON VALLEY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

VC Tim Wilson wonders if Silicon Valley is moving away from the heart of technology innovation.

     Tim Wilson: Is Entrepreneurship Really Alive and Well?

 

VCs, IPOs and UNDERWRITERS

How VCs are hurting their portfolio companies with their selection of IPO bookrunners.

     PE Hub: The Fatal Flaw in Underwriters Selection

 

WHY ANGELLIST WILL BECOME THE ANDROID OF VC

This thinks that AngelList is on its way to becoming an industry standard.

     VentureBeat: Why AngelList will become the Android of venture capital

 

WHY ANGELLIST WILL NOT BECOME THE ANDROID OF VC

This VC posts a rebuttal on the utility of the investor matching service AngelList.

     Rolling Thunder: No Android Status for AngelList

 

NON-RESPONSIVENESS BY VCS

Successful Internet VC Brad Feld shares his thoughts on the importance of good VC etiquette.

     FeldThoughts: Reputational Damage of Non-Responsiveness

 

SEEKING FINANCING?

Startup guru Paul Graham has a long post with advice for entrepreneurs seeking financing.

     Paul Graham: How to Convince Investors

 

 

 

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