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Young Money

March 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Personal, VC, tech

No, no… actually this post is not going to be about the state of hip hop or the record label founded by a certain rapper. Rather, I just wanted to write briefly about how it seems like the most prolific posters in the venture world seem to be partners and the like and that there are few associates and principals (young investors) regularly posting in the blogosphere.

I guess it makes some sense, given that junior guys have less experience and insight to offer (on average) compared to someone who’s been in the industry for awhile. Blogs from venture veterans like Chris Dixon, Fred Wilson, Mark Suster, and Bijan Sabet were very eye-opening for me when I first started exploring the VC world, as were blogs of “rising stars” like Rob Go. But what about the perspective of venture life from someone who’s 25 years old?

It’s kind of funny that I blogged more here prior to making the move to venture capital and post only once every few months now, but hey — now that I’m a bit more acclimated to the new job now, why not pick it up again and provide some perspectives into venture capital from an associate’s point of view?

Now, I’m not claiming by any means that I’ll have thoughts that are as smart or insightful as the folks I mentioned above, but I’m going to shoot for a post a week about the associate life / perspective that will hopefully be entertaining to you all! Apologies to all my readers and subscribers who’ve been left hanging over the past 6-12 months, but I’m going to try and make it up to you. Cheers.

P.S. If there are any topics you’d be interested in knowing about from a junior VC’s point of view, please feel free to post in the comments or contact me.

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  • http://twitter.com/mattacurtis Matt Curtis

    Let's get ” a day in the life” post. 

    Also, Penn's Career Services is doing a series on recent alums live tweeting their day, from a variety of industries. Might be worth coordinating something with them.


  • http://about.me/markchou Mark Chou

    Matt, will do. Since what's really exciting is what happening at the entrepreneur level, I was thinking that I might start doing some guest posts from startup founders as well!

  • http://www.grow-connect.com/ Venture Capital

    Great article . Very entertaining . More post from you . :)