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…
PHYSICAL PRODUCTS COMPANY FRAMEWORK
DFJ Esprit VC Nic Brisbourne uncovers a list of value-added characteristics for physical products.
The Equity Kicker: Proven Value-Adds For Physical Products
CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL RISING
Thomson Reuters data says that corporate venture capital has hit a decade long high.
PE Hub: Corporate VC on the Rise
SEQUOIA CAPITAL CONTENT HUB
Sequoia Capital has unveiled its entrepreneur friendly content resource.
TechCrunch: Meet Sequoia's Grove
MESSY JOBS ACT PROVISIONS
Dan Rosen highlights a few JOBS Act pitfalls.
GeekWire: The Messy Side of the JOBS Act
SHOULD YOU ACCELERATE?
Applying to an accelerator may be a critical decision for early-stage companies.
Forbes: The Pros and Cons of Accelerators
ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION?
AngelList founder Naval Ravikant explains some aspects of general solicitation rules.
Naval Ravikant: Why You Need to Pay Attention to General Solicitation
FREE, FREE TO ADVERTISE FUNDRAISING!
Startups and venture capital firms are now free to advertise their fundraising status.
WSJ Online: General Solicitation Ban Lifted
GENERAL SOLICITATION COMMENTARY
Market participants comment on Monday's lifting of the ban on general solicitation.
VentureBeat: 6 Companies Weigh In
NOT FOLLOWING THE HERD
Benchmark Capital achieves success by going its own way.
TechCrunch: Staying Lean
VENTURE CAPITAL LIQUIDITY
PitchBook has published its latest VC investment exit report.
PitchBook: 2H 2013 VC Liquidity Report