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Venture Capital This Week - March 8

Published: 3/8/2013 11:03:08 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…


SELLING YOUR BUSINESS

Attorneys Jennifer Wilson and Casey Riggs have the latest installment in a series on practical tips for business sellers.


     Strictly Business
: Selling Your Business - Due Diligence


WEARABLE COMPUTING

Internet VC Bijan Sabet shares his thoughts on the coming revolution in wearable computing.


     Bijan Sabet
: Wearable Computing Has Arrived


SMALL FUNDS VS. BIG FUNDS

Venture capital firm fund performance issues are raised in this post by ff Venture Capital David Teten.


     TechCrunch
: Fund Size Return Discussion


CONSUMER INTERNET METRICS

Jacob Mullins of Shasta Ventures has a great post up on a variety of metrics that successful consumer Internet companies share.


     Jacob Mullins
: Want to Build a $1B Consumer Company?


UNIVERSITY MATH

Clay Christensen says that 15 years from now half of U.S. universities may be in bankruptcy.


     Mark Suster:
The Coming Education Disruption


VC FIRM COMPETITION

Large venture capital firms are competing with first-timers in a tougher fundraising environment.


     PE Hub
: VC Fundraising Prospects


AVOIDING THE SERIES A CRUNCH?

Erik Rannala of accelerator MuckerLab says that VCs are doing just fine in the current "crunch" early stage financing environment.


     TechCrunch
: VCs Avoid the Crunch


FORTUNE 500 PRIORITIES

A recent study has found that Fortune 500 companies are focused on big data and mobile.


    Mark Boslet
: Big Data & Mobile Are Key Priorities


CUTTING YOUR LEGAL BILL

Legal costs for startup financings can get out of hand. Open source financing docs have been moved to Github to help lower costs.


     Venture Capital Dispatch
: Over to Github


VCs AREN'T INTO MANUFACTURING

The rebirth of manufacturing in the US is not seeing venture capital interest.


    PE Hub
: VCs Are Sitting This Industry Out

 

Don Jones
CEO, VentureDeal

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