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 INVESTMENT PRODUCTS MORE ATTRACTIVE
VC Nic Brisbourne highlights the need to constantly improve the investment proposition for entrepreneurs.
The Equity Kicker: Bringing Design Thinking to Investment
NEW STARTUP FINANCING FORM FILING REQUIREMENTS?
The SEC has proposed new Form D filing requirements for startups and investors.
Strictly Business: Amendments to Form D
WISCONSIN STATE VENTURE CAPITAL FUND
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill creating a new venture capital fund for Wisconsin.
Wis. Radio Network: Wisconsin $25 million venture Fund of Funds
LATE STAGE EURO VC STARVATION?
Ben Rooney of TechEurope says that European tech companies are being starved of late stage venture capital.
WSJ Online: Europe Starved of Later Stage VC
Ex-eBay exec turned VC Jeff Jordan shares his thoughts on the dynamics of people (P2P) marketplaces.
Jeff Jordan: Service Companies and People Marketplaces
ENTREPRENEURS MAY NOT BE THAT INTO YOU
This survey studied the differences in expectations between VCs and entrepreneurs.
DeSantis Breindel: The Brand Influence Guide for Venture Capital
RULE 506 OFFERINGS
Tech law firm Morrison Foerster has a Q&A about the latest SEC changes in proposed amendments.
MoFo: Private offerings: questions and possible answers (PDF)
UNPROFITABLE BUSINESS MODELS
Software guru Jason Cohen provides an in-depth analysis of what he considers the SaaS business model trap .
A Smart Bear: The Unprofitable SaaS Business Model
1H 2013 VC INVESTMENT DOWN
Through the first half of 2013, venture capital investment was down 10% from year ago, according to Dow Jones.
VentureSource: US Venture Investment Falls