The Mercury News has a roundup of our neighborly VC bloggers. You really have to hand it to them for making a private equity a little more, well, public.
Sometimes a cheat sheet is better than a term sheet, below are some of the better ones in no particular order:
- How to Shop for Venture Money
- Valuation Methods
- Beauty Contests and Venture Valuations
- The Exploding Termsheet
- Participating Preferred
- What Does Pro-rata Mean?
- Operator or Investor VC?
- When Technology Lead Doesn't Matter
- Accelerating Acceleration
- When VC Isn't Right
- Financial Fitness for Entrepreneurs
- Running an efficient board meeting
- Putting the "Power" In Powerpoint
- Torturous Powerpoint
- Investor Rationale for Newsgator
- VC Clichés
- We don't like surprises
- Being Diligent
Its a little cliché, but venture blogging has put a human face and open rationale for what is a mysterious process for many. You quickly learn that the venture boys have their own lives and interests. Also of interest is Jeff Nolan's blog which is like getting VentureWire for free with honest commentary and the VCs that dabble through AlwaysOn. I've been pleasantly surprised at the level of civility that venture bloggers receive, given the generic blame pointed at them since the crash -- something that should encourage new voices to join the chorus.
As an entrepreneur, there is no better reference for who I might choose to work with over a long term than their long term reputation and thoughts shared through blogging.If you have a favorite resource, share it on this wiki page.