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…
NVCA TALKS POLITICS
The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) talked about the latest political developments at its annual meeting.
Inc.com: What VCs Think
THE JOBS ACT ONE YEAR LATER
Alexander Davie shares his thoughts on the status of the JOBS Act and crowdfunding.
Strictly Business: One Year Later - Crowdfunding.
IF ELON MUSK PITCHED A VC TODAY
Mark Suster wonders what kind of reception a young Elon Musk would receive from VCs today.
Mark Suster: Elon Musk and VCs
This entrepreneur provides a long and detailed post about the difficulties of building a successful E-Commerce company.
Andy Dunn: E-Commerce Is a Bear
BITCOIN AND DIGITAL CURRENCY
Internet VC Jeremy Liew thinks that Bitcoin is even more promising in the wake of the Liberty Reserve shutdown.
Lightspeed Blog: Good News for Bitcoin
CONSUMER WEB BOOM OVER?
Is the 6 - 7 year boom for the consumer web fading into the sunset?
NAV Blog: A Few Observations on the Consumer Web
THE DATA VC
Venture capital firms are utilizing data more in their decision-making.
TechCrunch: The Quantitative VC
QUANTITY AND QUALITY
Scott Johnson says that revenue growth should be a function of quality in addition to quantity.
NAV Blog: Revenue Quality, Not Just Quantity
STARTUPS AND STRATEGY
Los Angeles-based VC Mark Suster shares his thoughts on startups and how to think about strategy.
Mark Suster: Why Startups Need A Well Articulated Strategy
Venture capitalists should take another look at hardware companies, says this VC.
VentureBeat: Why VCs Should Love Hardware Startups