Where Are the Women in Venture Capital That Blog?
As gatekeepers of venture capital, where are the women in venture capital who blog?
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
Thought leadership in technology, entrepreneurship and business is established by blogging and tweeting. Unfortunately, the blog rolls of venture capitalists are filled with mostly, well, men ranging from the partners at Andreesseen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and the pundits at TechCrunch… but where are the women?
In today’s day and age of venture capital firms hiring marketing partners and having distinct conversations on branding and mindshare, where are the women VCs who blog?
We at Women 2.0 put ours heads together and came up with a list of women in venture capital who blog. Thank you so much for being present and visible as thought leaders, role models and gatekeepers to venture capital for women entrepreneurs looking to level up their ventures.
Christine Herron from Intel Capital
Intel Capital director Christine Herron, formerly a director at Omidyar, blogs at Christine.net. She blogs every few months, for example revealing her thoughts on how changing the ratio in angel investing can drive gender balance in entrepreneurs. She is more active on Twitter as @christine where she has over 22,000 followers!
Christine Tsai from 500 Startups
500 Startups partner Christine Tsai blogs at christinetsai.tumblr.com about the 500 Startups mentorship program and shares videos, including one she made with Technovation Challenge to encourage young girls to explore entrepreneurship and technology. Follow her on Twitter at @christine_tsai where she has about 4,000 followers.
Lisa Suennen from Psilos Group
Psilos Group Managing Member Lisa Suennen co-founded the healthcare-focused venture capital firm with over $577 million under management. She authors a blog on healthcare and healthcare investing at VentureValkyrie.com and commands about 2,000 followers on Twitter. Follow Lisa on Twitter at @VentureValkyrie.
Renee DiResta from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures associate Renee DiResta writes about going to hackathons and her perspective on investing and markets at her blog blog.noUpsi.de. The former trader at Jane Street Capital turned venture capitalist has a keen interest in big data and hardware hacking/startups. Follow Renee on Twitter at @noUpside.
Sara Lannin at Accel Partners
Accel Partners associate Sara Lannin blogs at SaraLannin.com on entrepreneurship and leaning in. The early-stage venture investor holds dual degrees from Stanford University and commands about 2,000 followers on Twitter. You too can follow Sara on Twitter at @slannin.
Stephanie Palmeri from SoftTech VC
SoftTechVC principal Stephanie Palmeri blogs at StephPalmeri.com, where she shares fundraising advice for entrepreneurs among other things. She has taught at General Assembly about the art of the pitch and has garnered about 2,000 followers on Twitter. You can follow her on Twitter at @stephpalmeri.
Let us know in the comments if there are more women in VC that blog that we should be aware of.
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has no shortage of women partners (or shrinking violets for that matter). Partner Aileen Lee writes occasionally for TechCrunch (best post to date: “Why your next board member should be a woman”. Another KPCB partner, Mary Meeker, puts out popular Internet trends reports on SlideShare regularly.
Prominent New York angel investor Joanne Wilson blogs at GothamGal about women entrepreneurs and her life, sharing pictures and recipes of great food. More angel investors in New York that blog include Whitney Johnson who keeps a blog at Harvard Business Review and Sallie Crawcheck who blogs as an influencer on LinkedIn.
Women 2.0 readers: Know about more women in venture capital that blog? Let us know in the comments!
Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.