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My biggest surprise of 2014 was watching my daughter evolve from a colicky, cranky little being into a cheerful, smiling baby full of personality. That was a pleasant surprise.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Sony cancels the premier of “The Interview,” the U.S. restores diplomatic relations with Cuba and what to do when a VC says no, over and over again.

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Trending on peHUB this week: 500 Startups openly markets new fund, Harvard and Nebraska Investment Council post job openings, and Formation 8 grabs spotlight.


Monroe fires Woo for allegedly taking confidential info; Woo fires back

Monroe Capital LLC is suing Warren Woo, a former managing director, for allegedly stealing information to help launch a rival firm, Breakaway Capital. In response, Woo called the suit a “direct retaliation” for his complaints about management and said the firm knew of his desire to leave for several months


peHUB First Read

To end your week, First Read celebrates the brave soldiers who began storming the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago today. We also have news about venture investment in bitcoin and the ‘shocking’ results of GM’s internal probe over ignition switch problems.

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Trending on peHUB this week: Career tips for would-be private equity pros, fundraising halt at Chicago Growth Partners, job openings at CalPERS, GI Partners and Providence, and lots more.

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Trending this week on peHUB: the secrets to a successful PE career, funds offering 0 percent management fees, the most sought European buyout funds on the secondary market, and more.

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Trending on peHUB this week: SEC scrutiny of PE funds, hedge funds piling into venture rounds, Warburg Pincus energy fund, Sun Capital, Cornerstone, PE interest in LA Clippers, Hawthorne Leisure, Greene King, Prosper, Lindsay Goldberg, First American Payment, and jobs at JPMorgan, Montana and SCG.

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Trending on peHUB this week: Jobs for college seniors at PE-backed companies, Munder Capital and Victory Capital merging, TIAA-CREF buying Nuveen, Pomona Capital fundraising, and more.

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The micro-cap IPO disappearing act

Decimalization has clearly damaged the market for small-cap IPOs. The VC industry would be “much healthier if we went back to the days when stocks traded in 1/8 or even 1/4 dollar increments for small companies,” writes guest blogger Mark Siegel of Menlo Ventures.

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Angel Group Displeased with New SEC Rules

Not everyone is pleased by securities regulators’ approval of a rule change that will allow private companies and investment firms in fundraising mode to advertise and speak publicly about their plans. The Angel Capital Association warns that the new rules will eliminate the ability of angel investors to self-certify their status as accredited investors.

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