startups.com – Your Business. Your Questions. Stack Overflow for business

OK, I’m not sure how many of you are developers, but I think most are. So, this is Stack Overflow for business, ’nuff said.

More diligence and less capital coming for startups (and their investors) – Venture Hacks

In my first post, A brief history of your investors (and their investors), I wrote about the history of venture capital. I described how the economy and stock market drives investments into venture capital and startups. I also covered how the basic incentive structures are affected by these drivers.

I ended with a suggestion that cash is gaining power relative to other assets and a suggestion that this will shift the balance of valuation and terms in favor of the root sources of capital (limited partners and above). In this second part, I%u2019ll discuss why I think this is happening and what it means for venture investors and entrepreneurs.

Interesting post discussing the future of the startup investment market and how the current economic conditions may affect the next decade.

Robert Scoble’s List of Hot Startups to Watch in 2010: Part I

I’m watching hundreds of startups, have at least one list of them over on Twitter (500 startups are on that one) and will be starting other lists in 2010 but I’ve been watching the trends on Twitter of what people are talking about and here are 25 startups to watch.

Why?

Because they are the best of breed examples of trends that are bigger than them. Is this list complete? No way, but it gives you a good starting point on some companies who you should be trying out and watching.

I have 15 other companies that I’ll be posting over the weekend, please let me know if you have any companies you are watching and we can watch them together.