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…
CLOUD EXECUTIVES UPBEAT
VC investment in cloud technologies is expected to continue at a reasonably good clip, according to industry executives on a recent panel at the CloudBeat conference.
VentureBeat: I Feel Good! - Cloud Executive
FINDING THE RIGHT VCs
Experienced venture capitalist Bob Ackerman of Allegis Capital has a good post up on how to find relevant VCs for your startup.
Bob Ackerman: A 4-Step Guide
MICRO VCs AND SUPER ANGELs
The recent rise of micro-VCs has a few regular VCs looking back on how they have fared.
PE Hub: Micro VCs and Super Angels Two Years Later
THE PRODUCT LENS
Newly minted VC Chris Dixon provides his thoughts on markets for startup financing and startup products. The comment section below the post is also worth reading.
Chris Dixon: The Product Lens
THE NATURE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS
VC Jeff Nolan has highlighted recent court cases on the nature of whether or not a social network is a public utility.
Venture Chronicles: Conflicting Court Cases
VENTURE CAPITAL IS COMING BACK
New Atlantic Ventures says that venture capital exits are significantly improving from the "doldrums of 2008 and 2009."
NAV Blog: Venture Capital Bounces Back
LEAN STARTUPS AND THE PIVOT
Noted VC Marc Andreessen outlined some problems with the Lean Startup movement and the “Pivot”.
GigaOm: Andreessen Interview
BUSINESS PLANS ARE SO YESTERDAY
Internet VC Brad Feld says that while entrepreneurs should be thinking deeply about their business, the typical business plan is "an historical artifact".
FeldThoughts: Business Plans Are Ancient
THE STATE OF THE INTERNET
Nic Brisbourne has a good summary of Mary Meeker’s recent update report on social media and mobile trends.
The Equity Kicker: Mobile and Social Still Big Drivers
Serial entrepreneur Vibhu Norby has a post up that is making waves in the world of mobile.
Philosophically: Pivoting From Mobile-first to Web-first