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Top 100 Networked Venture Capitalists

Are DFJ, Sequoia, & Accel really the most effective VCs? TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld did an excellent summary of a 2007 academic study that examined how networked VCs were, as defined by the volume and nature of co-investing with other VCs and the value of the exits from those investments. The results are not too surprising but there are a few suprises in the top 10 — firms like First Round Capital and Dag Ventures significantly outperformed industry stalwarts like Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Benchmark Capital and Goldman Sachs. Check out the list as well as the full academic study that was published in The Journal of Finance inside the post.

Facebook Marketing for Dummies

Paul Dunay is the Global Managing Director of Services & Social Marketing for Avaya. Prior to that he held senior marketing roles at BearingPoint, Nuance, and Scient. He is a noted industry expert on social media and interactive marketing. His blog, Buzz Marketing, is widely followed as is his passion for racing sailboats in the middle of the winter. Paul has just finished co-authoring a book called Facebook Marketing for Dummies that will be published by Wiley & Sons this summer.

Paul has just released an eBook teaser on his new project that I thought you might find interesting. Some of his ideas are pretty interesting. Check out the ebook inside the full post

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Orphan Tweets – A New Literary Form

Ever wonder about people who tweet once and never again? It turns out that there’s a lot of them. Many of their tweets, however, are amusing, ridiculous, or a bit poignant. Slate’s John Swansburg and Jeremy Singer-Vine just published a great piece entitled Orphaned Tweets: When people sign up for Twitter, post once, then never return. It’s kind of amazing that Twitter has developed into such a phenomenon that a literary form could be created from people’s one and only tweets. To ensure the ever growing repertoire of orphaned tweets the authors have coined a hashtag #orphantweet to let Twitters find and cherish other orphan tweets.

Things VCs Never Say . . .

It’s tough being a VC these days. I bet their Tuesday’s are a little tougher when someone takes a few potshots at the entire VC class. Check out the tongue-in-cheek Slideshare presentation from ExpertCEO and let me know what you think.


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