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Venture Capital This Week - May 9

Published: 5/9/2013 8:54:16 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 - A TOUGH ROAD TO HOE

Entrepreneurs with get rich quick dreams may find it harder than they think with venture capital.


NY Times: Venture Capital's Rocky Road

 

STARTING A VENTURE?

Todd Hixon of New Atlantic Ventures says it's easier to start a venture than finish it.


NAV Blog: The Boom in Startups

 

BANKER INTRODUCTIONS

Early stage venture capitalists should beware of introductions by bankers.


Business Insider: VCs Should Be Careful

 

WINNING OVER VCS

Here's a few tips on how to attract the attention of venture capitalists.


VentureBeat: A Startup Lawyers Take On Getting Venture Capital

 

DOWN ROUNDS ARE DAMAGING

Los Angeles-based VC Mark Suster has a sobering post on the psychology of down rounds.


Mark Suster: The Damaging Psychology of Down Rounds

 

HIGH VALUATIONS MAY BE BAD FOR YOU

Mark Boslet cautions entrepreneurs on going for too high a valuation.


PE Hub: The Negatives of High Valuations

 

PARADOXICAL VALUATIONS

Attorney Paul Jones has a brief example of how valuations are viewed differently by different parties.


National Law Review: The Venture Capital Valuation Paradox

 

CORPORATE VCS UPBEAT

A recent survey of corporate venture capital arms indicates some optimism.


PE Hub: Corporate VCs Modestly Bullish

 

BUSINESS PLANNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

DFJ Esprit VC Nic Brisbourne shares his thoughts on business planning in an uncertain economy.


The Equity Kicker: Thoughts on Our Three-Speed Economy

 

MIDAS LIST NOT SO GOLDEN?

Fortune's Dan Primack has a pretty devastating takedown of the questionable value of the Forbes Midas List of top VCs.


Term Sheet: Fool's Gold In VC-Land

 

 

Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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