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…
VENTURE CAPITAL - A TOUGH ROAD TO HOE
Entrepreneurs with get rich quick dreams may find it harder than they think with venture capital.
NY Times: Venture Capital's Rocky Road
STARTING A VENTURE?
Todd Hixon of New Atlantic Ventures says it's easier to start a venture than finish it.
NAV Blog: The Boom in Startups
Early stage venture capitalists should beware of introductions by bankers.
Business Insider: VCs Should Be Careful
WINNING OVER VCS
Here's a few tips on how to attract the attention of venture capitalists.
VentureBeat: A Startup Lawyers Take On Getting Venture Capital
DOWN ROUNDS ARE DAMAGING
Los Angeles-based VC Mark Suster has a sobering post on the psychology of down rounds.
Mark Suster: The Damaging Psychology of Down Rounds
HIGH VALUATIONS MAY BE BAD FOR YOU
Mark Boslet cautions entrepreneurs on going for too high a valuation.
PE Hub: The Negatives of High Valuations
Attorney Paul Jones has a brief example of how valuations are viewed differently by different parties.
National Law Review: The Venture Capital Valuation Paradox
CORPORATE VCS UPBEAT
A recent survey of corporate venture capital arms indicates some optimism.
PE Hub: Corporate VCs Modestly Bullish
BUSINESS PLANNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
DFJ Esprit VC Nic Brisbourne shares his thoughts on business planning in an uncertain economy.
The Equity Kicker: Thoughts on Our Three-Speed Economy
MIDAS LIST NOT SO GOLDEN?
Fortune's Dan Primack has a pretty devastating takedown of the questionable value of the Forbes Midas List of top VCs.
Term Sheet: Fool's Gold In VC-Land