Top 100 Networked VCs


As a follow-up to a prior post, Global VC Blog Directory (blogs written/managed by over 100 VCs), I found an excellent on TechCrunch that discusses the Top-100 Networked VCs.

If you’re fundraising, or thinking of fundraising, I highly suggest that you take a look at these firms.

Here are the top 10:
1. Draper Fisher Jurvetson
2. Sequoia Capital
3. Accel Partners
4. Intel Capital
5. First Round Capital
6. Dag Ventures
7. New Enterprise Associates
8. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
9. Benchmark Capital
10. Ron Conway

(via TechCrunch; full article here.)

Organizing WHO you Know!


I was just following-up on a speaker, Don Tapscott that I was able to see on Monday of this week at the Canadian Venture Forum. This guy knows what’s going on. Don is the author of the new book called Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, and I highly suggest reading it.

In any case, I found a deck of slides he gave at another conference and there was a great slide on how to organize your connections with other people to maximize your network. Check out slide 35 from this presentation: http://www.newparadigm.com/media/2007-NGenBriefing.pdf. Now, if you’re lacking a network of friends, or acquiantances to organize, you might want to read another book that will help to maximize your business contacts; go and read The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell immediately. You’ll become friends with more mavens, connectors and salespeople before you know it …