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…
STARTUPS AND TRANSPARENCY
Nic Brisbourne agrees with Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn on the importance of transparency in corporate culture.
The Equity Kicker: The Virtuous Cycle of Transparency
IPO - M&A LINKAGE
These VCs say the decline in venture-backed IPO activity reduces the number of potential acquirers for startups.
WSJ: How The IPO Decline Hurts Startup Acquisitions
HOW MUCH CAPITAL IS ENOUGH?
Bain Capital Ventures managing director Ajay Agarwal was interviewed on the topic of how much capital startups should raise.
TechCrunch: Capital Raising Interview
TO JOIN OR NOT TO JOIN?
Should you try to get into that Accelerator program? Erin Griffith gives you something to think about.
PandoDaily: Don't Join An Accelerator, Unless…
TECHNOLOGY STUDIOS (ACCELERATORS BY ANOTHER NAME)
There’s a new breed of accelerators, er, Technology Studios.
TechCrunch: The Rise of Company Builders
DIGITAL VERSUS ANALOG
Dan Ramsden thinks that the next opportunity will be for innovators to "recapture the analog experience in a digital environment."
discourse and notes: The Space between the Bits
VENTURE CAPITAL SURVEY
Technology law firm Fenwick & West has published its quarterly survey of Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
Fenwick & West: Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey – Q4 2012
POWER TO THE ENTREPRENEURS
The past decade has seen the "democratization of entrepreneurship", according to Seth Levine of Foundry Group.
VC Adventure: Open Entrepreneur Borders
IS STEALTH MODE A GOOD OR BAD THING?
Internet VC Bijan Sabet gives his thoughts on the pros and cons of startups in stealth mode.
Bijan Sabet: Ah, Stealth Mode
PE AND VC BENCHMARKING REPORT
Database firm PitchBook has published its Quarterly Benchmarking Report of fund performance for private equity and venture capital asset classes.
PitchBook: 1Q 2013 PE & VC Benchmarking Report (Reg. required)