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Venture Capital This Week - Jan 10

Published: 1/10/2013 9:03:13 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…


ENTERPRISE GROWTH

More than 70% of venture M&A exits in the last two years above $500 million have been enterprise companies.


     Mark Siegel
: Enterprising Growth


BOSTON VC IPOs

Battery Ventures had the most portfolio company IPOs during 2012, according to this slideshow on Boston-area venture capital IPO activity:


     Boston Business Journal
: Which VCs Had the Most IPOs in 2012?


STARTUP EXPERIMENTS

Successful Internet VC Brad Feld outlines his views on how startups can approach changes to their business model.


     FeldThoughts
: Small Experiments, Often


DON'T SWEAT THE CRUNCH

Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital says to not lament the Series A crunch.


     WSJ Venture Capital Dispatch
: VC in 2013


HIGHLAND CAPITAL PRESCRIPTION

Venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners is out raising its next fund and the author has this prescription for success.


     PE Hub:
The Returns Doc Is In


CROWDFUNDING STALLS

The New York Times has published a long piece on how the crowdfunding crowd is anxiously awaiting the delayed SEC rules for their nascent industry.


     NY Times
: The Crowdfunding Crowd Is Anxious


PICK YOUR INVESTORS WELL

Internet VC Bijan Sabet advises early-stage entrepreneurs to pick their investors well, since those investors may be called on to be the "funders of last resort".


     Bijan Sabet
: Willing to See You Through


STATISTICS VERSUS HUMAN INTUITION

Union Square Ventures VC Albert Wenger has a post up on how his firm approaches the use of statistics for evaluating investment opportunities.


     Continuations
: Money Ball for VC


2012 VENTURE BACKED M&A RESULTS

Venture backed acquisitions were down 11% from 2011 and 17% from 2012, according to a study by the National Venture Capital Association.


     PE Hub
: Venture Backed M&A Weakens


QUESTIONS FOR VCS

Interesting interview of Rand Fishkin and questions that entrepreneurs should have for VCs.


     Stark Raving VC
: The Great Wizard Of Moz



 

Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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