Last week i was again mentionned (with others) in the news in an article dedicated to Venture Capital blogs and concluding that more VCs should come to it.
Blogging is a huge trend in the US and only starts in Israel.
The article came online (sorry it is in hebrew only) and also in the press (featuring mine in picture). From the reactions on the article people don t really seem to understand the benefit of doing a blog specially when you are in the VC courtyard.
Blog is a killer tool to build quality network and generate fantastic deal flow. It is also one of the best way i know to save the first steps of a meeting where you need to introduce yourself (i realize that most of the people i met with read my blog before the meeting) and gives a new dynamic to the meeting.
I actually started blogging even before i began to think i would work in the VC world. Actually i started to read blog from famous VCs a while ago. If you are interested in the sector i recommend you a few of them:
- Guy Kawazaki
- Jeff Clavier
- Josh Kopelman (founder to Half.com)
- Union Square Ventures (behind Delicious)
- A VC
- VentureBlog (David Hornik)
- Alarm Clock (to be informed of all deals)
They provide plenty of useful information to understand this industry and will certainly help entrepreneurs prepare better their search for funding. But they are not only related to investment as most of them feature other subjects (which is great to know better a personn). Each of them will give you access to tones of other good VC bloggers
PS: by the way some VCs don t have a website and prefer having directly a blog (like Union Square Ventures) and i believe we will do the same with LGiLAB