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Venture Capital Reading List

July 17, 2015

Here are the top articles about venture capital from the last week.

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Accelerators Are The New Business School

Vitaly M. Golomb

Don't get fooled by the title. This article is actually discusses the fact that most startup accelerators fail and that a consolidation is coming.

Startup Investment Trends In 2015

Tomasz Tunguz - Redpoint Ventures

Tomasz Tunguz shares data and thoughts on this year's startup investment trends.

8 Things You Need To Know About Raising Venture Capital

Alex Iskold - Techstars

Here's a great Venture Capital 101 - a high level overview of things entrepreneurs need to understand before going out to raise money from VCs.

7 Rejections

Brian Chesky - AirBnB

Brian Chesky, the CEO of AirBnB, shares 5 rejection emails from prominent Silicon Valley investors that turned them down when they were raising $150K back in 2008.

The Goldilocks Principle of Seed Stage Valuations

Leo Polovets - Susa Ventures

It's hard to get the seed stage startup valuations right, so Leo Polovets builds on the notion that "it should feel moderately uncomfortable for both parties" and outlines the downsides of setting a valuation that's too high or too low.

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