Thursdays at Abnormal Returns are all about startup and venture capital links. You can check out last week’s links including a look at why mid-stage startups are a great place for a first job.

Quote of the Day

"The best founders that I’ve worked with combine a mix of their aspirational goals with a real grounding in the current reality of where the business is."

(Brad Feld)

Chart of the Day

The surge in seed funding has made it more difficult to raise a Series A round.