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Venture Capital This Week - March 21

Published: 3/21/2013 9:35:34 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…


CROWDFUNDING AND THE INNOVATION CYCLE

Todd Hixon of New Atlantic Ventures has a long and thought-provoking post up about whether crowdfunding will be good or bad.


     NAV Blog
: A Boon Or a Disaster?


VC MARKETING PERSPECTIVE

Outspoken Internet and digital media VC Mark Suster shares his thoughts on technology startup marketing challenges.


     Both Sides of the Table
: Why Your Marketing Campaign Sucks


VCs PITCHING CUSTOMERS

One venture capital firm is trying to distinguish itself by helping its startups find customers.


     PE Hub
: We’ll Help Find Your Customers


CANADIAN VENTURE CAPITAL

A Canadian entrepreneur weighs in on the state of venture capital in Canada.


     TechVibes
: Canadian VC: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective


COMPANY CRITICIZERS?

Should VCs publicly criticize companies? There’s an Internet fight brewing:


     PandoDaily:
Is It OK for VCs to Criticize?


FOUNDING CEOs

Internet VC Bijan Sabet provides a number of scenarios where founding CEOs can lose their jobs.


     Bijan Sabet
: Why Do CEO/Founders Lose Their Jobs?


CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AS VC?

Canadian government adviser Sam Duboc lays out the recently announced Venture Capital Action Plan.


     PE Hub
: Canada's Venture Capital Plan


THE JOBS ACT IS (ALMOST) ONE YEAR OLD

Here’s a good post on the status of where things stand with the implementation of the JOBS Act.


     Strictly Business
: The JOBS Act, a Year Later


PITCHBOOK PRIVATE EQUITY EXITS

Private equity data firm PitchBook has its latest report out on M&A, IPOs and secondary buyouts activity.


     PitchBook
: 1H 2013 Private Equity Exits Report (PDF)


LESSONS ABOUT VALUE PROPOSITION

Another great post from Todd Hixon at New Atlantic Ventures - the value of a strong value proposition.


     NAV Blog
: The All-Important Value Proposition

 

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