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…
RENEWABLE ENERGY VC LOOKING UP
The future is "green" for venture capitalists in the renewable energy sector, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.
Frost & Sullivan: Renewable Energy Venture Capital
Paul Graham of Y Combinator has an excellent essay up on how to get the best startup ideas.
Paul Graham: Want Startup Ideas, Look for Problems
CELEBRITIES AND STARTUPS
Internet VC Mark Suster has published a “pros and cons” post on whether startups should seek out celebrity endorsements.
Both Sides of the Table: Some Advice for Celebrities and Startups
CONSUMER INTERNET CHANGES
Successful Internet VC Fred Wilson gives his thoughts on the changing nature of venture capital funding of consumer Web companies.
A VC: What Has Changed
CONSUMER INTERNET - WHAT HASN'T CHANGED
Outspoken micro VC Dave McClure says in response to Fred Wilson's post "What Has Changed" is that VCs who shy away from consumer in favor of enterprise will miss out on a huge opportunity.
500 Hats: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger
CYBER MONDAY VC PORTFOLIO DEALS
First Round Capital touted its network of portfolio companies working together. VC industry observer Sarah Lacey sheds light on the history of the concept:
PandoDaily: The New Keiretsu
Q3 VENTURE FINANCING REPORT
Law firm Cooley LLP has its 3rd quarter, 2012 venture capital financing report out and concludes that deal volumes are slowing and early-stage valuations are declining.
Cooley: Venture Financing Summary for Q3 2012
Internet VC Jeff Bussgang says that entrepreneurs should realize that fundraising is part and parcel of building a successful business.
VentureBeat: Quit Your Whining about Fundraising
VCS INVESTING IN CLEAN TECH
At a recent panel at the Going Green event hosted by AlwaysOn in San Francisco, veteran VCs gave their thoughts on clean tech investing.
Greentech Media: Going Green Panel
THE SERIES A CRUNCH
Series A rounds are becoming few and far between for consumer Internet companies, or so says Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily. But Connie Loizos over at PE Hub says that isn't news.
PandoDaily: The Series A Crunch is Hitting Now
PE Hub: The Series A Shortfall Isn't News