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 RUNDOWN REPORT
Database firm PitchBook has its annual venture capital activity report for 2012, including a look at the so-called "Series A Crunch.”
PitchBook: 2012 Annual Venture Capital Rundown Report
IS TECH INVESTING RIGHT FOR YOU?
Xconomy interviewed successful tech entrepreneurs turned investors to get a bead on what it takes to be a good tech investor.
Xconomy: Who Should and Shouldn't Become A Tech Investor?
VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS SLIDE
Venture capital deals declined in the fourth quarter and for all of 2012, according to the National Venture Capital Association.
VentureBeat: VC Investment Declines
THINGS CHANGE QUICKLY
BlueRun Ventures VC Jay Jamieson provides a few examples of how fast the technology landscape changes.
Leaving the Flock: The Fast-Changing Landscape
IPOs REDUCE INNOVATION?
Going public reduces technology company innovation, according to Stanford professor Shai Bernstein.
VentureBeat: IPOs Decrease Innovation by 40%
VENTURE CAPITAL INTERVIEW
Venrock VC David Pakman was interviewed by TechCrunch and shared his thoughts on digital music startups, the New York tech scene and other topics.
TechCrunch: Ask A VC
SELLING YOUR BUSINESS?
Business transaction attorney Casey Riggs starts a series on M&A.
Strictly Business: Practical Tips for Sellers
CROWDFUNDERS UNDER SUSPICION
The North American Securities Administrators Association is scrutinizing 9,001 crowdfunding websites for possible violations of existing solicitation laws.
Wall Street Journal: Crowdfunding Efforts Draw Suspicion
STARTUP LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
VC David Beisel analyzes the location of his firm’s portfolio companies for correlations.
GenuineVC: Startup Location Matters
EUROPEAN VENTURE MYTHS
A new report is out by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association that aims to debunk performance myths about venture capital in Europe.
WSJ: Report Challenges Myths about European Venture