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…
OHIO ALLEGES PROMINENT CROWDFUNDER FRAUD
The State of Ohio's Division of Securities is alleging that SoMoLend has violated a number of securities laws.
Cincinnati.com: State Alleges Fraud by Key Startup Lender
GROWTH EQUITY VERSUS VENTURE CAPITAL
Cambridge Associates says that growth stage equity investing has outperformed venture capital.
PE Hub: Growth Equity Outperforms Venture Capital
M&A MARKET UPDATE
Take a look at the latest detailed M&A report from Marlin & Associates.
Marlin & Associates: August 2013 Market Update (PDF)
SEC REGULATION D CONCERNS
Some industry participants have raised concerns about proposed SEC rule changes to Regulation D.
Strictly Business: Proposed Regulation D Rules Changes
INBOUND FUNDRAISING TECHNIQUES
This author shares his methodology for using AngelList for "inbound" fundraising.
Antony Brydon: Close A Round with New Inbound Tools
THE CASE FOR REALISM
VC Mark Suster in an interview about the importance of being realistic.
Both Sides of the Table: The Importance of Realism
VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDRAISING REPORT
PitchBook has its latest report on venture capital fundraising.
PitchBook: 2H 2013 - VC Report (PDF)
SECURITY INDUSTRY INVESTING TRENDS
Menlo Ventures VC Adam Boutin shares three trends for security industry investing.
PE Hub: Innovation Trends in Security Investing
DO YOU HAVE QUALITY GROWTH?
Lightspeed Venture Partners VC Jeremy Liew says that engagement is as important as growth.
Think Big.Move Fast: Engagement -> Retention -> Growth
INVESTING WITH THE HERD
Early-stage startup guru Paul Graham gives his opinion on the dynamics of startup investing.
Paul Graham: Investor Herd Dynamics