Interesting discussion today over at the Venture Capital Journal corner, about the trend of VC blogging. Lawrence Aragon writes a provocative piece here (apparently available free until 2pm PST), suggesting more VCs will need to consider blogging, to develop their relationships.
That may certainly be true for many of the younger VCs, who are trying to go up against the bigger branded VCs like those at Kleiner and Sequoia. Those older, more established names (think John Doerr, Michael Moritz, etc) won’t have to worry.
Primack has some more thoughts here:
The lead Venture Capital Journal piece about blogging, though, is here (also apparently free until 2pm PST). It is similar to the one we did a few months ago, here. In our story, we also mentioned that some VCs have learned the hard way to disclose when they’ve invested in a company they blog about. However, we noticed later that one of the partners we mentioned again failed to do so. We heard back from a partner of his, who conceded that the colleague crossed over the line. The colleague has since listed his investments on his Web site.
Om Malik accused of us here of stirring up a hornet’s nest. Our point is, there’s nothing wrong in talking about your companies, as long as you disclose your interest.
The VCJ piece mentions another interesting site: the VentureWiki, started by Tom Shields over at the Woodside Fund. The site could potentially head in intriguing directions.
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