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13 Venture Capitalists Worth Listening To

Many venture capitalists provide insights and support.  They don’t just give advice at the office, they also give it out to the masses. The ones worth listening to share their misses, their hits and what they think about the current market.

Chris Sacca

Most famous for his investments in tech companies, such as Twitter, Uber, and Instagram, he now heads up Lowercase Capital.  Before this, he was part of Google and head of special initiatives.  He is very vocal on many topics and is probably one of the most vocal venture capitalists.  You’ll find him likely wearing his cowboy shirt and on Twitter.

Sam Altman

The president of Y Combinator might only be 30 but he already has lots of experience in coaching successful startups.  His knowledge has led him to teach a class at Stanford along with his company has invested in seed stage accelerators like Airbnb, Reddit, Stripe, and Dropbox. Find him on Twitter and his blog.

Hunter Walk

Walk, has led consumer product management at YouTube, worked in product for Google, virtual world and Second Life.  Walk, is now a partner at Homebrew, which is a seed stage venture capital fund.  His blog is 99% humble and 1% brag, his relaxed honest writings are worth reading and you can follow him on Twitter.

Jalak Jobanputra

Jobanputra stands out, not only because she is a woman but because she’s been a venture capitalist since 1999.  A founding partner of FuturePerfect Ventures, who keeps a very popular blog on investing called The Barefoot VC and is also on Twitter.

Mark Suster

In 2007 Suster became a partner in Upfront Ventures, after selling Koral.  Suster now a venture capitalist knows the entrepreneur side and venture capitalist side.  You can read his blog which focuses on the early stages of a company or follow him on Twitter.

Brad Feld

Feld is a co-founder of TechStars, a prominent startup accelerator in the country.  You will hear him talk candidly on his blog about his big successes and big failures in his career.  You will find him on his blog Feld Thoughts and Twitter.

Fred Wilson

Wilson since 2003 has been active on his blog.  This isn’t all that is impressive he is the co-founder of Union Squares Ventures.  Wilson has invested in such companies like Etsy, Twitter, and Kickstarted.  In his blog, he encourages anyone to great civil and lively conversations.  Check him out there and on Twitter.

Chris Dixon

Dixon is a very successful personal investor, who co-founded SiteAdvisor, a web security startup, which was acquired by McAfee in 2006.  He also owned Hunch, which was bought by eBay for $80 million.  Now Dixon is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.   Dixon is not a huge blogger but when you have personally invested in companies like Kickstarter, Warby Parker, Pinterest, Stripe, and Codeacademy, what he does say is worth listening to. You will find him on Twitter as well.

Paul Graham

Co-founder of Viaweb, which sold to Yahoo, in the late 90s.  Graham is most famous for YCombinator which will typically give $120,000 for seed money for start-ups, which takes 7% equity while providing them advice and connections.  You will find him also on his blog and Twitter.

Bill Gurley

Currently, Gurley sits on great boards like GrubHub, Zillow, Uber, and OpenTable and is also a general partner at Benchmark.  His experience is not only on Wall Street but at Silicon Valley as well.  You’ll find him on his blog Above the Crowd and on Twitter, definitely worth a read.

Fred Destin

Destin has years of experience in finance from places like Goldman Sachs.  Prior to this, he was a partner at Atlas for 10 years and currently a partner at Accel Partners in London.  Destin will share the conditions that startup grow in, in his blog called Open Source Venture Capital and on Twitter.

Marc Andreessen

Andreessen changed the tech landscape as the co-founder of Netscape.  He was also the co-founder of venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.  He has been a seed investor in big names like Twitter and Facebook.  He doesn’t blog anymore but you can access his archives as an ebook.  His firm does a blog and you can follow him on Twitter.

Ben Horowitz

Co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, one of the buzziest firms in Silicon Valley.  Ben also co-founded Opsware, which was acquired for $1.6 billion by Hewlett-Packard.  Ben is also an avid rap lover, will start his blogs with rap lyrics.  You can find him often on Ben’s Blog and Twitter.

Andrew Chen

His writings are some of the most insightful in the business, he has fans like Marc Andreessen, 500 Startup’s Dave McClure, and PayPal Max Levchin.  Chen has been an advisor and investor in startups like ZenPayroll, Dropbox, and Product Hunt.  Most adept at speaking on web marketing, he also covers a large number of other topics.  He has a newsletter you can sign up to and you can follow him on Twitter.

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