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Venture Capital This Week - February 7

Published: 2/7/2013 9:18:10 AM



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…


ENTREPRENEURS ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN INVESTOR

10 technology entrepreneurs were surveyed to get their thoughts on the fundraising process.


     ReadWrite
: What to Look For In An Investor


LATIN AMERICAN PE & VC

The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has preliminary figures out for 2012 fundraising and investment.


     PE Hub
: LatAm Fundraising Down, Funding Up


SCIENCE PROFILE

Los Angeles-based incubator and investment firm Science gets an in-depth profile:


    TechCrunch
: The Art of Science


VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY GRUMBLING

This Business Insider post describes some of the dysfunction one partner sees in the venture capital industry.


     Brad Svrluga
: The VC Industry Is… Screwed Up


QUESTIONING NASDAQ

A prominent European VC says European companies should think twice about listing on NASDAQ.


     Venture Capital Dispatch:
Worth the Hassle?


US PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL RETURNS

Cambridge Associates said that private equity and venture capital fund performance was positive in the third quarter of 2012.


   Cambridge Associates
: Q3 2012 Benchmark Commentary (PDF)


VENTURE CAPITAL RETURN DISCLOSURE REQUIRED

The University Of California must publicize performance of venture capital funds in which it has invested.


    MercuryNews
: Judge Rules on VC Return Disclosures


STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE VENTURE

Famed SRI International pulled back the veil on its process for investing in new technologies.


    TechCrunch
: Tips from Inside SRI’s Venture Process


STARTUP TEAMS

Experienced VC Mark Suster has a post up on how to build out an early-stage team.


    Both Sides of the Table
: How to Configure Your Startup Team


SELLING YOUR BUSINESS SERIES

Part 3 in a series of practical tips for sellers, this entry is on the subject of all-important earn-outs.


    Strictly Business
: Selling Your Business Part 3: Earn-outs


 

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