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…
HOW VCS THINK
A junior VC shares her thoughts on how a VC looks at a business.
TNW: Is Your Startup of Feature, a Product or Business?
THE SURGE IN SECURITY VENTURE CAPITAL
A boom is underway in venture capital investment in security companies, according to this USA Today interview of Bob Ackerman.
USA Today: Why This Surge Is Different
MISTAKES THAT KILL...STARTUPS
Early stage investor Paul Graham writes a list of 18 mistakes that contribute to startup failure.
Paul Graham: 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups
PITCHBOOK BENCHMARKING REPORT
Financial database firm PitchBook has published its latest performance report.
PitchBook: 2Q 2013 Global PE & VC Benchmarking Report
TOO MUCH DUE DILIGENCE
Successful Internet VC Fred Wilson shares a tale of the downside of too much checking.
A VC: You Can Do Too Much Due Diligence
THE JOBS ACT, A YEAR LATER
Tech attorney Alexander Davie has published the last post in his series on The JOBS Act - 1 Year Later.
Strictly Business: Online Angel Investment Platforms
ACQUIHIRES ARE NOT A GOOD THING
Mark Suster doesn't like acquihire M&A transactions.
Both Sides of the Table: The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires
SELLING YOUR BUSINESS TIPS
These tech attorneys have some insights on indemnification clauses in sale agreements.
Strictly Business: Practical Tips for Sellers - Indemnification
DON'T SNIP THE TALL POPPIES
Todd Hixon of New Atlantic Ventures shares his thoughts on dealing with exceptional individuals.
NAV Blog: Cultivate the Exceptional
TRUST IN BITCOIN
Digital media VC Jeremy Liew writes about how to build trust in online currencies.
Lightspeed VP: Building Trust in the Bitcoin System