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…
MAKING A VENTURE DIFFERENCE
New York VC David Teten and his colleagues have a post on VC best practices.
PE Hub: How VCs Can Make a Real Difference – Part 1 of 2
PE Hub: How VCs Can Make a Real Difference – Part 2 of 2
PRIVATE MARKET MYTHS
Angel investor Tim Keane shares his thoughts on myths versus reality of private market M&A.
Startups and Angels: Symmetry and Expectations
SV ANGEL MEGATREND
Noted early-stage investor SV Angel says that health informatics is one of its new investment themes.
TechCrunch: Software First Health Startups
A DIFFERENT KIND OF ACCELERATOR
PandoDaily has highlighted an accelerator that actually charges companies a fee of $25,000 to participate in their program.
PandoDaily: That’s Just Wrong - Right?
ANGELLIST IS A CROWDFUNDER
The popular Angel stage financing resource is rolling out its crowdfunding service.
WSJ Online: AngelList Commits to Crowdfunding
A TALE OF TWO WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Los Angeles VC Mark Suster has an engaging post about backing a women-led startup.
Both Sides of the Table: Two Amazing Women
CONTRARIAN VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTING
What does it mean to be a contrarian VC?
The Equity Kicker: On Contrarian Investing
YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY, LA BABY
Michael Carney details the rise of early stage venture capital investing in Los Angeles.
Pando Daily: LA Startup Ecosystem
RAISING VC IN SMALLER MARKETS
LA venture capitalist Mark Suster shares his thoughts on how to raise money when you're not located in a major VC market.
Both Sides of the Table: Do You Have To Move?
LATE STAGE FINANCING ON FIRE
Benchmark Capital VC Bill Gurley says that the late stage market for financing is extremely competitive.
TechCrunch: Late Stage Is The Most Frothy