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Venture Capital This Week - Dec 6

Published: 12/6/2012 8:22:27 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…


CLOUD EXECUTIVES UPBEAT

VC investment in cloud technologies is expected to continue at a reasonably good clip, according to industry executives on a recent panel at the CloudBeat conference.


     VentureBeat
: I Feel Good! - Cloud Executive


FINDING THE RIGHT VCs

Experienced venture capitalist Bob Ackerman of Allegis Capital has a good post up on how to find relevant VCs for your startup.


     Bob Ackerman
: A 4-Step Guide


MICRO VCs AND SUPER ANGELs

The recent rise of micro-VCs has a few regular VCs looking back on how they have fared.


     PE Hub
: Micro VCs and Super Angels Two Years Later


THE PRODUCT LENS

Newly minted VC Chris Dixon provides his thoughts on markets for startup financing and startup products. The comment section below the post is also worth reading.


     Chris Dixon
: The Product Lens


THE NATURE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS

VC Jeff Nolan has highlighted recent court cases on the nature of whether or not a social network is a public utility.


     Venture Chronicles:
Conflicting Court Cases


VENTURE CAPITAL IS COMING BACK

New Atlantic Ventures says that venture capital exits are significantly improving from the "doldrums of 2008 and 2009."


     NAV Blog
: Venture Capital Bounces Back


LEAN STARTUPS AND THE PIVOT

Noted VC Marc Andreessen outlined some problems with the Lean Startup movement and the “Pivot”.


     GigaOm
: Andreessen Interview


BUSINESS PLANS ARE SO YESTERDAY

Internet VC Brad Feld says that while entrepreneurs should be thinking deeply about their business, the typical business plan is "an historical artifact".


     FeldThoughts
: Business Plans Are Ancient


THE STATE OF THE INTERNET

Nic Brisbourne has a good summary of Mary Meeker’s recent update report on social media and mobile trends.


     The Equity Kicker
: Mobile and Social Still Big Drivers


MOBILE FIRST?

Serial entrepreneur Vibhu Norby has a post up that is making waves in the world of mobile.


     Philosophically
: Pivoting From Mobile-first to Web-first

 

Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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