Category: VC Bloggers
Tom and Tony of tastytrade talk with Brad about Foundry Group, Techstars and Bootstrapping…
Reid Hoffman, founder / executive chairman of LinkedIn and partner at Greylock has started blogging. Well – he’s started writing long form essays on a blog that my understanding is will come out about once a month.
The first post is If, Why, and How Founders Should Hire a “Professional” CEO. It is outstanding and I expect Reid’s blog should be on your must read list. My only complaint is there are no comments open – I’d encourage Reid to engage with people reading this, rather than just lecture to us!
Tim Draper – the co-founder of DFJ – is the latest entrant into the pantheon of VC bloggers. So far he hasn’t said much, but he did take his clothes off while singing the chorus of his song "The Riskmaster."
I came across Furqan while reading Found+Read’s article titled A few more things no one tells you about VC… Furqan had a post recently titled Topics Covered On This Blog (So Far) that helps us navigate. It includes the following on raising capital:
Also included is a bunch of stuff on startups. Good stuff – worth adding to your reading list. Furqan – nice blogging – keep it up!
The FeedBurner Venture Capital Network has expanded to 71 bloggers (with a reach over over 200,000 daily subscribers) by the addition of Todd Jacquez-Fissori. I’ve known Todd since he lived in Boulder and worked at Boulder Ventures – he’s now at Siemens Venture Capital and has started a new blog titled The Outright VC. Welcome Todd.
As the VC Bloggers replicate like tribbles, their mortality (or hibernation) rate is about equivalent to their birth rate. It’s an interesting phenomenon that I don’t have a name for yet. Some new VC bloggers include:
- Chris Fralic of First Round Capital who appears to think he has “Nothing to Say”
- Tom Cole of Trinity Ventures who is blogging about the consumption of food.
- The folks at Lightspeed Ventures spearheaded by Jeremy Liew
- Jean-Luc Park of Calvert Group
I won’t bother calling out the VC bloggers who appear to be hibernating – they probably aren’t reading this anyway. We keep an active list of VC bloggers on the AskTheVC sidebar and always invite them to join the FeedBurner Venture Capital Network. If you know of someone that is missing, please email me.