Don’t forget the VCs who don’t blog.

Like many people I like blogs written by VCs and entrepreneurs who have successfully raised VC funding. Some of the best information about startups and consumer web trends can be found on blogs by VCs such as Fred Wilson, Mark Suster and entrepreneur and investor Chris Dixon. These blogs provide terrific insights into what some of the savviest people think and are also a great source for budding entrepreneurs on everything from how to pitch VCs to get ideas for your next startup.

Their blogs are a way to make a name for them selves, to clarify which kind of companies they invest in and of cours to ideally make their investments more valuable by giving them access to the best deals and entrepreneurs. While the final results remains to be seen it is worth noticing that some of the most successful VCs in the business do not blog and that clearly does not keep them from spotting the best deals or being approached by the best entrepreneurs.

Take a look at this post with the exits of Sequoia which shows that they are creating huge value. While Michael Moritz doesn’t blog his investments account for $5.5B of exits in the list. This is a good reminder that while VC blogs are a great asset to entrepreneurs some VCs do just fine without them. Another VC firm absent from much blogging is KCPB but clearly that does not prevent them from excellent deal flow and entrepreneurs who love them . While Kleiner Perkins and Michael Moritz do not share their thoughts via blogs they clearly do a great job adding values to the companies they invest in and help them build successful businesses.

p.s In Italy I have not been able to find many examples of VC blogs so if, you know any let me know where to find them.

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Posted: september 27th, 2010
Categories: marketing, VC
Comments: 2 Comments.
  • stefanobernardi

    But if I might comment, I would say that only top-tier VCs with such a brand as Sequoia and Kleiner can afford not to blog.

  • Anonym

    Thanks for the link.
    I agree that blogging can especially be helpful to make a name for yourself (partly what I’m trying to do:) but for such a tight-knit network as silicon valley, reputation and word of mouth seem to be good substitutes for blogging.
    When that is said, I clearly think more Italian VCs and Angels should blog to make their thoughts available. I’m sure based on all the business plans they see there would be some valuable guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs.