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Venture Capital This Week - April 25

Published: 4/25/2013 8:51:09 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…



VENTURE CAPITAL DEBT CONSEQUENCES

Here’s a post on some of the finer points and possible consequences of venture capital debt financing.


     The Gong Show: Unintended Consequence of Debt Notes



LARGEST VC-BACKED DEBACLE?

VentureBeat has a provocative piece on the imminent fall of Fisker Automotive.


     John Koetsier: Largest VC-Backed Debacle in US History



A VCs TAKE ON GOOGLE ANDROID

New Atlantic Ventures VC Todd Hixon says that Google is doing a poor job marketing the Android ecosystem.


     NAV Blog: Failing to Market



AUSTRALIAN EARLY STAGE VACUUM

Hamish McKenzie contends there is a large void in the Australian Series A stage financing market.


     PandoDaily: Series A Vacuum



THE JOBS ACT – ONE YEAR LATER

Alexander Davie has the latest post in his series on the JOBS Act.


     Strictly Business: Part 3 – Repealing the Ban on General Solicitation



SOFTWARE M&A AND MARKET REVIEW

Shea & Company has published its latest quarterly software market review report on M&A, private financings, public company trading valuations and valuation trends.


     Shea & Company: Quarterly Software Market Review – 1Q 2013 (PDF)



THE NEXT BIG THING IN GAMES

Digital media VC Jeremy Liew says the next billion dollar gaming company with be built on the Google Glass platform.


     Lightspeed VP Blog: The New Gaming Platform



GOING SLOWLY

VC Nic Brisbourne believes in the value of avoiding the “Big Launch”.


     The Equity Kicker: The Virtues of The Slow Road



SILICON VALLEY VC CONFIDENCE

Silicon Valley VCs are a more confident bunch lately, according to this interview and survey.


     VentureBeat: Venture Capital Confidence Survey



MORNING FOR VCS?

Internet VC Mark Suster thinks that disruption is happening in the venture capital industry and that it can be a good thing.


    PE Hub: Disruption in Venture Capital

 

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