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…
THIS VC LIKES WHAT GOOGLE VENTURES IS DOING
Internet VC Nic Brisbourne says Google Ventures adds value.
The Equity Kicker: Google Ventures Are Doing Cool Stuff
COMPETING AGAINST AMAZON
Jeff Jordan has some tips for entrepreneurs that want to compete against Amazon.
Jeff Jordan: So You Want to Compete against Amazon?
Here's a primer on VC liquidation preferences.
Entrepreneur: Everything You Wanted to Know...
PROPOSED CROWDFUNDING REGULATION HIGHLIGHTS
Read this to get a good overview of the latest proposed crowdfunding regulations.
Crowdfund Insider: Regulation C Day
VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS AS SERVICE BUSINESSES
Bill Gurley says his firm is a service business.
TechCrunch: Venture Capital Services
THE SECURITY SURGE
Veteran VC Bob Ackerman opines on investment trends in cyber security.
PE Hub: What's Driving the Surge in Security Investing
PRIVATE GROWTH COMPANIES INVESTMENT RETURNS
SharesPost has published a report on the investment returns of private growth companies.
SharesPost: Historical Return Analysis (PDF)
POST SERIES A COMPENSATION TRENDS
Internet VC Tom Tunguz has some data to share on Founder/CEO compensation.
Tom Tunguz: Unexpected Compensation Trends
VENTURE CAPITAL VALUATIONS REPORT
Private equity database PitchBook has published its latest venture capital report.
PitchBook: 4Q 2013 VC Valuations & Trends Report (PDF)
UNPROTECTED CROWDFUNDING INVESTING
Original crowdfunding supporter Jenny Kassan raises a red flag.
VentureBeat: JOBS Act Leaves Investors Unprotected