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…
DON'T FOCUS ON JUST ONE BUYER
Internet VC Mark Suster has another post in his series on the startup sales process.
Mark Suster: Focusing on One Buyer Will Lose You Sales
BAN ON GENERAL SOLICITATION LIFTED - PARTIALLY
Startups and VCs can now publicly advertise for accredited investors. But unaccredited investors are still off-limits.
Fortune: SEC Lifts 80 Year Ban on General Solicitation
INVESTING IN THE GAP
Venture51 aims to fill a venture investment hole.
PandoDaily: Early Stage Investing Opportunity
WORDS AND ACTIONS
Internet VC Brad Feld calls out VCs and entrepreneurs to match their words with actions.
FeldThoughts: Your Words Should Match Your Actions
ON HIRING AT STARTUPS
This post shares lessons learned about startup stage hiring.
Venture Chronicles: Early Stage Hiring
2013 DIGITAL HEALTHCARE ACTIVITY
Investor and accelerator Rock Health has created its midyear Digital Health funding report.
RockHealth: 2013 Digital Health Care Funding Update
M&A MARKET UPDATE
M&A advisor Marlin & Associates has published their most recent M&A values, activity and trends report.
Marlin & Associates: July 2013 Market Update (PDF)
THE FUTURE OF VENTURE CAPITAL
A few Internet VCs have opined about the future of the venture capital industry.
PandoDaily: Venture Capital (R)evolution
EUROPEAN VENTURE CAPITAL HOT SPOTS
A European VC creates a bubble map of venture capital investment in all major European countries.
Rude VC: Europe's Leading VC Countries
VC/PE OUTPACING PUBLIC EQUITIES
Cambridge Associates says that US private equity and venture capital funds did better than public equities in Q4, 2012
PE Hub: The Good News