The most intimate relationship you’ll ever have …

“Raising venture capital is worse than marriage,” says investor and serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. When a marriage doesn’t work out, you can get divorced, but there’s no separation from your VC or angel investors. In this entrepreneur thought leader lecture given at Stanford University, Suster encourages startup owners to thoroughly research investors before accepting their money – and tells you how to do that.

Venture capital investing in Silicon Valley continues downward slide

Venture capital investment in Silicon Valley continues to decrease overall even as angel investors rush into high-value investments in tech stars like Twitter and Facebook, according to a study released today of capital raised in the third quarter.

What seed-stage star Christine Herron’s move to Intel Capital means

Well-connected early-stage investor Christine Herron is leaving seed-stage venture-capital firm First Round Capital to join Intel Capital, the chipmaker’s corporate venture arm. The move adds another voice to the ongoing controversy over whether there is a bubble in early-stage investing that’s causing tension between angel investors and established venture capitalists.

Wannabe angels: Watch the video of every speech from AngelConf

Incubator Y Combinator held its second AngelConf last month, where well-known investors spoke to an audience of prospective angels. If you weren’t able to make it in-person, and you didn’t want to watch the giant chunk of unedited video on, you can now view videos of each of the 16 talks at the new AngelConf 2010 website.

Is angel investing headed for a crash?

Chris Yeh is an angel investor and the vice president of marketing at collaboration company PBworks. This column was originally published on his blog.

Ask the attorney: Will Senator Dodd’s new bill destroy angel investing?

(Editor’s note: “Ask the Attorney” is a weekly VentureBeat feature allowing start-up owners to get answers to their legal questions. Submit yours in the comments below and look for answers in the coming weeks. Author Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs.)