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…
INSIDE THE INVESTOR’S MIND
Internet venture capital firm founder Jeff Clavier has created an infographic for entrepreneurs preparing for their funding search process.
Jeff Clavier: How to Get Early-Stage Funding
SOLAR INDUSTRY FINANCING
Greentech Media has an informative post on the various ways that solar assets are financed, including the effects of tax incentives.
Greentech Media: Solar Equipment Financing Explained
BEING A STARTUP SPOUSE
It may be hard to be a startup founder. Startup spouses could use these 12 tips to help make their relationship work:
Both Sides of the Table: Startup Spouse Relationship Tips
THESE THREE VCs SEE OPPORTUNITIES
Three VCs see the venture model itself changing and describe the opportunities along with those changes.
Xconomy: Changes Roil Venture Industry
NOW IT'S ENTERPRISE’S TURN
Consumer Internet investment activity accounted for the rise of incubators nationwide, but now enterprise-focused incubators are popping up.
WSJ Online: New Incubators Spring Up
ANGEL INVESTMENT RETURNS
ff Venture Capital partner David Teten has a detailed post about the quality of Angel returns data.
TechCrunch: Can We Trust the Data?
CROWDFUNDING FOR BIOTECH
Crowdfunding may be coming to the biotech industry, according to this article.
Xconomy: Get Ready for a Wild Ride
NVCA GROWTH EQUITY GROUP
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is creating a new group for VCs with investment strategies focused on later stage companies.
PE Hub: NVCA Goes Growth
SELLING YOUR BUSINESS
Technology startup attorney Casey Riggs has a second installment in his series on selling businesses.
Strictly Business: Part 2 - Seller Financing
ISRAELI VC 2012 FUNDRAISING
A report is out by the Israel Venture Capital Research Center which shows that fundraising commitments to the Israeli VC firms dropped 30% during 2012.
IVC: Fundraising Commitments Plunge in 2012