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…
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE
Internet VC Mark Suster has another post in his series on the startup sales process.
Mark Suster: You Need to Know What Makes You Unique
STATE CROWDFUNDING WILL MOOT THE JOBS ACT
This writer says that states will step in where the SEC has failed.
VentureBeat: State Crowdfunding and State Banks
PROS AND CONS TO STATE CROWDFUNDING
In response to the VentureBeat post, your faithful correspondent wrote this piece.
VentureDeal: Is State Crowdfunding the Answer?
SCALING YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT VC
Niraj Shah makes the argument that you can scale your business without outside funding.
PandoDaily: Scaling Your Business The Bootstrapping Way
SERIES A SCENARIOS
This post covers a few scenarios for that all-important first round of funding.
OpenView Blog: Series A Valuation and Dilution
ANGEL INVESTING CONSIDERATIONS
Experienced Angel investor Brian Cohen shares his thoughts on the best way to invest at the Angel stage.
PandoDaily: Calling All Unaccredited Investors
WHEN TO SELL YOUR BUSINESS
Successful Internet VC Jason Mendelson talks about his approach to M&A timing and company founders.
Mendelson'sMusings: The VC Bargain
2013 VENTURE CAPITAL HEALTHCARE TRENDS
Alternative investment database PitchBook has published its latest venture capital industry report.
PitchBook: 2013 Venture Capital Healthcare Report
PASSION CAPITAL OPENS THE KIMONO
European venture capital firm Passion Capital provides insight and data on its investing activities.
Passion Capital (H/T TechCrunch): Two Years Old and Counting
Online technology VC Nic Brisbourne highlighted a list of e-commerce trends for 2013-14.
The Equity Kicker: E-Commerce Trends on Quora