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 IPO PIPELINE
WSJ says that drug companies are making up an increasingly large portion of the US venture-backed IPO pipeline.
WSJ Online: Unlikely Heroes
Here's a list of the top 8 things NOT to do when pursuing venture capital firm investment.
OpenView - 8 VC Dealbreakers
THE JOBS ACT - 1 YEAR LATER
Technology attorney Alexander Davie continues his series on the latest developments for the JOBS Act.
Strictly Business: Part 6: Regulation A+
This VC shares his thoughts on what is driving the sharing economy.
Mark Suster: Collaborative Consumption and New Market Moves
Internet VC Brad Feld highlights a podcast on how patent trolls go about their business.
Feld Thoughts: How Patent Trolls Really Work
Here's another list of 8 ideas - top KPIs your investor will be thinking about.
Venture Village: A Scorecard for VCs
IS THE VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY SHRINKING?
VentureSource says the venture capital industry is stabilizing, not shrinking.
WSJ Online: Not Much Shrinkage
THE WORD ON CFOs
Informative piece on startup CFOs and what entrepreneurs and VCs think about them.
CFO Magazine: Unbiased Observations
VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM RETURNS
This WSJ post interviews Menlo Ventures managing director Mark Siegel on the subject of venture capital returns.
Mark Siegel: Are Venture Returns Poised for an Uptick?