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Venture Capital This Week for November 29

Published: 11/29/2012 9:55:21 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…



RENEWABLE ENERGY VC LOOKING UP

The future is "green" for venture capitalists in the renewable energy sector, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.


Frost & Sullivan
: Renewable Energy Venture Capital


STARTUP IDEAS

Paul Graham of Y Combinator has an excellent essay up on how to get the best startup ideas.


Paul Graham
: Want Startup Ideas, Look for Problems


CELEBRITIES AND STARTUPS

Internet VC Mark Suster has published a “pros and cons” post on whether startups should seek out celebrity endorsements.


Both Sides of the Table
: Some Advice for Celebrities and Startups


CONSUMER INTERNET CHANGES

Successful Internet VC Fred Wilson gives his thoughts on the changing nature of venture capital funding of consumer Web companies.


A VC
: What Has Changed


CONSUMER INTERNET - WHAT HASN'T CHANGED

Outspoken micro VC Dave McClure says in response to Fred Wilson's post "What Has Changed" is that VCs who shy away from consumer in favor of enterprise will miss out on a huge opportunity.


500 Hats
: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger


CYBER MONDAY VC PORTFOLIO DEALS

First Round Capital touted its network of portfolio companies working together. VC industry observer Sarah Lacey sheds light on the history of the concept:


PandoDaily
: The New Keiretsu


Q3 VENTURE FINANCING REPORT

Law firm Cooley LLP has its 3rd quarter, 2012 venture capital financing report out and concludes that deal volumes are slowing and early-stage valuations are declining.


Cooley
: Venture Financing Summary for Q3 2012


ENTREPRENEUR WHINING

Internet VC Jeff Bussgang says that entrepreneurs should realize that fundraising is part and parcel of building a successful business.


VentureBeat
: Quit Your Whining about Fundraising


VCS INVESTING IN CLEAN TECH

At a recent panel at the Going Green event hosted by AlwaysOn in San Francisco, veteran VCs gave their thoughts on clean tech investing.


Greentech Media
: Going Green Panel


THE SERIES A CRUNCH

Series A rounds are becoming few and far between for consumer Internet companies, or so says Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily. But Connie Loizos over at PE Hub says that isn't news.


PandoDaily
: The Series A Crunch is Hitting Now

PE Hub: The Series A Shortfall Isn't News

 

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