Setting The Record Straight

I was reading Christian Mayaud’s blog last night, specifically a post about VCs who blog and the risks and rewards of it.

I was taken aback when I read the following part:

Partly because it has been around the longest and partly because his
“diary” approach to his weblog broadens its appeal over a “VC Insights
Only” blog, A VC remains one of the most highly linked and highly trafficked of the VC blogs.

I need to set the record straight.

A VC has not been around the longest.  When I started it in the fall of 2003, I was inspired by Ventureblog which was being written by Andrew Anker and David Hornick and at least one other person.  I took a look at Ventureblog every day back then.  Ventureblog was started in February of 2003 and when and if someone writes a history of VCs and blogging, David and Andrew should get the nod, possibly for being the first, but certainly for inspiring VCs to blog.

Another VC blog that I am pretty sure has been around longer than AVC is Due Diligence.  Tim Oren moved his blog a while back and I am having a hard time finding the archive page of his first blog, but I am fairly certain I was reading Due Diligence before I started A VC.

So there it is.  A VC wasn’t the first.  It was early among VC blogs and I have blogged with zeal pretty much non stop since then, inspired mostly by Jeff Jarvis who it seems is uncomfortable if he hasn’t posted in the past hour.

It’s been a great experience.

A continues to be.