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Venture Capital This Week - Dec 13

Published: 12/13/2012 9:12:33 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…


YOU GOT GAME?

Game startup VC Jeremy Liew explains what he looks for when investing in a game developer.


     GamaSutra
: What Do Investors Look for in Game Developers?


SERIES A CRUNCH

Experienced Internet VC Fred Destin shares his thoughts on the so-called Series A financing round crunch.


     Fred Destin
: Series A Crunch, Seed Blues


THE GREAT UNBUNDLING

Disruption of the venture capital industry is a periodic hot topic for observers, and Semil Shah thinks that venture capital could be "unbundled” into its separate component parts.


    @semil’s blog
: Unbundling Venture Capital


VC GOLD IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Energy management software is an industry subsector that is ripe for investment, according to Austin Ventures partner Chris Pacitti.


     VentureBeat
: Why VCs See Gold in Energy Management Software


VENTURE CAPITAL DUE DILIGENCE

VC Greg Gottesman says that entrepreneurs don't do enough research on their investors.


     StarkRavingVC:
Do Diligence on Us


THE SHARK TANK HOLIDAY EPISODE

Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners has his breakdown of the most recent television entrepreneur pitching series Shark Tank - with a few good comments on venture debt financing.


     Jeremy Liew
: Shark Tank 2012 Holiday Episode


AYDIN SENKUT INTERVIEW

Internet VC Aydin Senkut of Felicis Ventures was interviewed by Leeno Rao as part of a series called "Ask A VC”.


     TC TV
: Ask A VC – Aydin Senkut


DIGITAL HEALTH INVESTING

Healthcare IT investor Skip Fleshman has a summary of healthcare application investing themes that emerged from a recent dinner with other VCs.


     Xconomy
: Digital Health Venture Capital Perspectives


BLINDED BY FACEBOOK

Long time business software investor Cindy Padnos says that consumer Internet VCs have been missing B2B opportunities.


   Cindy Padnos
: The Real Opportunity Lies Elsewhere


THE BIG OPPORTUNITIES

Benchmark Capital VC Bill Gurley was interviewed by Om Malik and gave his thoughts on investors and where the big opportunities are.


    GigaOm
: Bill Gurley Interview [Video]

 

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