It's always an interesting week in venture capital. Discover the best stories, blog posts and other information inside the VC ecosystem in north America and in hotspots around the world. Onward dear reader…
VENTURE CAPITAL = HIGHER HEALTH CARE COSTS?
Todd Hixon describes how venture capital helps drive up health care costs through high-tech products.
NAV Blog: High Tech Healthcare Costs
TECHNOLOGY M&A MARKET
Marlin & Assoc. notes the scorching hot tech M&A market.
Marlin & Assoc.: October 2014 Market Update (PDF)
NEED MORE SEED FINANCING?
This investor shares his tips for extending your seed round.
Jonathan Friedman: Seed Extension Round Keys
VENTURE FINANCING: PRORATA RIGHTS
VC Mark Suster has a long post that delves into prorata investment rights.
Both Sides of the Table: Prorata Rights For Entrepreneurs
Q3 VENTURE CAPITAL M&A RESULTS
The Wall Street Journal has published some preliminary numbers for Q3 2014 technology M&A.
WSJ Online: Q3 2014 - High Octane M&A Results
FORGET YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH
This VC advises entrepreneurs to focus on their personal pitch, rather than their venture.
John Greathouse: What's Your Personal Pitch?
Forward Partners VC Nic Brisbourne shares his thoughts on what investors look for in a startup.
The Equity Kicker: What Investors Look for in a Startup
Q4 VENTURE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
Database firm PitchBook has its venture industry report available for download.
PitchBook: 4Q 2014 US Venture Industry Report
IS TECHNOLOGY IN A BUBBLE?
VC Nic Brisbourne says the "market is definitely hot right now".
The Equity Kicker: Bubble Watch
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