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.