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…
THE IPO ONRAMP
Tech Attorney Casey Riggs has the latest installment in his series about the JOBS Act.
Strictly Business: The JOBS Act, a Year Later – Part 2
ON CEO COACHES
VC Brad Feld believes that great CEO coaches can really make a big difference.
FeldThoughts: The Power of a Great CEO Coach
BAD VC DEALS
Fred Wilson talks about when venture investment deals go sour.
Fortune: When VC Deals Don't Work Out
This post by Todd Hixon explores the momentous decision Microsoft must face to be relevant in the future.
NAV Blog: The End of Microsoft... As We Know It
HELPING VCS SUCCEED
Early stage New York VC David Teten has some advice for VCs to increase startup success.
TechCrunch: Strategies for VCs
VENTURE CAPITAL VALUE
Do venture capital firms add real value to a startup?
PE Hub: When Does the Value-Add Begin?
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS VENTURE CAPITAL
Q&A with a Managing Director of the venture capital arm for Motorola Solutions.
WSJ Online: Motorola Solutions VC Digs For Deals
FINDING JOBS AT STARTUPS
VC Jeff Bussgang has a helpful post up on how to assess startup job opportunities.
Seeing Both Sides: Seeking a Job in Startup Land
CANADIAN VENTURE CAPITAL
Spark Capital VC Andrew Parker is impressed with the Canadian ecosystem for early stage startups.
The Gong Show: Canadian Venture Ecosystem
STEP AND FETCH FOR ENTREPRENEURS?
This investor thinks that tranched investments for early-stage startups are not a good idea.
VentureBeat: 7 Reasons to Avoid Tranched Deals