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Venture Capital This Week - April 11

Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:15:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal

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...

VC EXITS STARTING SLOWLY
2013 got off to a slow start for liquidity for venture capital firms.

     WSJ Online: A Slow Start in 2013 for VC Exits


SILICON VALLEY BANK REPORT
Silicon Valley Bank has the results of its annual survey of private startup companies in the US.

     SVB: Startup Outlook Report


SELLING YOUR BUSINESS
Casey Riggs, Esq. has the latest installment in his series on tips for selling your business.
    
     Strictly Business: Practical Tips for Sellers - Part 8


TIPS FOR GP FUNDRAISING
Here's a list of top 10 do's and don'ts when venture capitalists meet with potential limited partner investors.

     PE Hub: Making Fundraising Easier


VC SLOWDOWN IN INDIA?
An Indian startup accelerator has the results out from its recent survey of angel investors and venture capital firms.

     TechCrunch:  India Investing Slowdown & Caution


IT'S GOOD TO GET IN THE HABIT
Scott Johnson, VC at New Atlantic Ventures, has his top five habits of great startup CEOs.

     NAV Blog: 5 Habits of Great Startup CEOs


CONVERTIBLE DEBT DILUTION
Taking convertible debt is frequently a conundrum for entrepreneurs.

     TechCrunch: Don't Sell Yourself Short


AVOID THOSE ZOMBIE VCs
Fred Destin has a few tips on how to tell a zombie from an active VC firm.

     Open Source VC: Zombie VCs Take II


CLEANTECH STARTUP INVESTING?
Although many VCs are shying away from cleantech investing, corporates are keeping the faith.

     PE Hub: Corporate Cleantech Investing


STATE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Kauffman Foundation has a 14 page report on the current state of entrepreneurship in the United States.

     Kauffman: Financing Entrepreneurial Growth (PDF Report)

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