The 10 Best Venture Capitalist Blogs For Entrepreneurs
In July 2013, J. Colao has listed the-10-best-venture-capitalist-blogs-for-entrepreneurs in Forbees Magazine
His list is weighted in favor of smart analysis or directly applicable advice rather than anecdotes and assertions.
For those of you who follow the space closely, many of the names in the full list below will likely be familiar. But here are a couple that might be new:
Tomasz Tunguz – ex post facto
Tunguz, a principal at Redpoint Ventures, relies on short, punchy posts to get his point across. His penchant for expressing ideas in terms of frameworks (see: “The Three Phases of Startup Sales” or “The Five Characteristic of an Ideal SaaS Company”) makes for effective, easily digestible pieces.
Standout Post: The Compounding Returns of Content Marketing
David Skok – For Entrepreneurs
Matrix Partners’ David Skok only blogs a couple of times a year, but the resources available in that small pool of posts make for a virtual textbook of financial models and startup strategies. If you prefer Excel over anecdotes, Skok’s blog is a treasure trove of charts, graphs and equations. In terms of directly applicable MBA-level insights, ForEntrepreneurs is unmatched.
Standout Post: SaaS Metrics 2.0
Chris Dixon – Cdixon.org
A New York entrepreneur and seed investor turned Silicon Valley VC, Dixon likes to take the macro view. Many of his posts consider industry-wide trends, then examine the consequences of those trends for entrepreneurs. Some noteworthy insights: app stores have trained consumers to expect cheap software, while startups going after popular incumbents (like Craigslist) are better off focusing on niche products.
Standout Post: Some Thoughts on Mobile
First Round Capital – The Review The Review is a bit of an outlier on this list. A compilation of startup-centric content rather than the musings of an individual VC, the Review is First Round Capital’s attempt at creating “a Harvard Business Review for startups.” (It’s also the most comprehensive attempt at content marketing in the industry.) The Review’s preferred mode of instruction: case studies on the experiences of individual entrepreneurs and companies.