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…
BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION
True Ventures Partner Puneet Agarwal has an insightful post up about business model innovation for enterprise startups.
True Ventures: Business Model Innovation Is Important
BILLION DOLLAR SEEDS
Internet VC Tom Tunguz provides some context on seed rounds for successful businesses.
Tomasz Tunguz: Seed Investment Patterns of Billion Dollar Startups
FAKE VALUATIONS IN THE PRESS
Interesting inside baseball on startups leaking "valuations" to the press to get higher numbers.
PandoDaily: Faking Valuations
WILL VCS ABANDON SEED INVESTING?
This author thinks that VCs will get out of seed stage investing.
Ben Narasin: Why Venture Will Abandon Seed Investing
A TALE OF TWO TECH IPOs
VC Nic Brisbourne compares the IPOs of Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Equity Kicker: Two Very Different Approaches to IPO
A STARTUP'S HORIZONS
This VC shares his thoughts on the various stages in a startup's growth.
Tomasz Tunguz: Your Startup's Three Horizons
SILICON VALLEY VENTURE CAPITAL SURVEY
Technology law firm Fenwick & West has published its latest VC survey results.
Fenwick & West: Silicon Valley Survey - Second Quarter 2013 (PDF)
AVOID SHINY OBJECTS
VC Mark Suster says startups should be aware of the perils of shiny new objects.
Both Sides of the Table: The Perils of Shiny New Objects
CROWDFUNDING - FOR LATER STAGES, TOO?
Internet VC Jon Soberg is changing his tune on the potential utility of crowdfunding for later stages.
VentureBeat: Crowdfunding - Not Just for Early-Stage