24 Apr The Best 8 Venture Capital Blogs
Morris Esformes Shows You The Top 8 Venture Capital Blogs
Morris Esformes analyzes the top venture capital blogs on the web that every founder, entrepreneur, or finance professional should read.
Many businessmen and women with an entrepreneurial drive may consider taking a financial risk to go out on their own one day. To best prep for entrepreneurial experiences, reading entrepreneurial blogs by leaders in the industry can be a great resource to stay informed of the many risks and decisions involved in starting your own business.
Andrew Chen, an investor at Andreessen Horowitz, features long-form essays on startups, growth, metrics, and network effects. In addition, Chen contributes to high-end outlets, such as The New York Times, Fortune, Wired and the Wall Street Journal. Featuring regular scheduled content, Chen offers thoughtful blogs from a true Silicon Valley Insider.
A Smart Bear
Jason Cohen, a well-known investor, mentor and bootstrapper, has been writing about startups for the past 10 years via his blog site – “A Smart Bear.” Discussing his personal endeavors, such as growing WP Engine, bootstrapping Smart Bear, and investing in StackOverflow, SpareFoot, Cratejoy and others, Cohen gives an insider’s insight into the world of startups through weekly blogs and A Smart Bear podcast.
Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist and blogger since 1986, provides guidance to his readers through daily blog posts on idea generation of a tech startup and entrepreneurial insight into both VC and technology, more generally. Aside from his various insights to the world of venture capitalism, Wilson also posts more personal blogs such as how to convert debt and the currency of trust.
Above the Crowd
Bill Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark Capital for the past 15 years, blogs about market trends to allow readers to have a better understanding of various business models. Before entering the venture capital business, Gurley spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at CS First Boston focusing on personal computer hardware and software. His research coverage included such companies as Dell, Compaq, and Microsoft, and Amazon – which he was once worked directly for as the lead analyst on the their IPO. His blog, Above the Crowd, posts weekly articles regarding the venture capital world today.
Both sides of the Table
Mark Suster, creator of Both Sides of the Table blog, focuses on topics such as entrepreneurship, startup lessons and venture capital. As a two-time entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, Suster started Upfront, the largest and most active early-stage fund in Southern California. From common leadership advice to insight on how to build a company, Mark Suster’s blog is perfect for that aspiring CEO reader or simply someone who wishes to garner premier leadership qualities.
Brad Feld, an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987, shares gentle advice, personal stories, and guidance that aid your startup initiation. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Feld co-founded Mobius Venture Capital, Intensity Ventures, and Techstars. Feld posts weekly content on topics such as investments, entrepreneurship, productivity and startup communities.
Axios: Pro Rata
Axios, a website that offers news and information outside of the mainstream media format, offers multiple newsletters on everything from technology and politics, to autonomous vehicles and energy. The business and technology newsletter entitled “Pro Rata” (written by Dan Primack), provides an insider view on deals and dealmakers in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions.
Pitchbook: The Daily Pitch
Pitchbook, a financial data and software company headquartered in Seattle, offers The Daily Pitch – a blog that delivers insight on industry trends, news, and analysis within the venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. Founded by John Gabbert, Pitchbook aims to deliver a better way to do VC, PE, and M&A.