The Most-Read Blogs By Venture Capitalists
Fred Wilson is no longer the venture-capital blogging king.
The Union Square Ventures partner, whose firm is an investor in many high-profile web companies including Twitter Inc., is known more to some in the start-up community for the valuable insight he shares on his blog than for the deals he actually makes. For the past couple of years, his site, “A VC,” has consistently drawn the most eyeballs among the dozens of blogs manned by venture capitalists.
But data from web analytics firm Compete shows that Wilson’s blog now ranks second in average monthly uniques. The top spot belongs to Paul Graham, who runs seed-capital firm Y Combinator.
Wilson’s blog averaged 81,483 average monthly unique users in the fourth quarter, down about 19 percent from a year earlier. Graham, meanwhile, saw his readership for “Essays” surge 35 percent to 97,227 uniques. Both blogs are considered must-reads in the start-up community.