My 10 Favorite Startup and Tech Blogs
September 12, 2011 1 Comment
I subscribe via RSS to way too many blog feeds, most of them in the tech/startup/VC world. Some of the authors contribute daily, others may write once per week but provide unique and well thought out content. I’m focusing here mostly on non-news blogs (Techcrunch, Mashable, etc. not on this list) and instead on individuals with deep experience as entrepreneurs. For a broader perspective on popular blogs by category, check out TechStartHub. If you run a startup, are seeking funding, beginning a company and seeking advice or simply want to stay apprised of opinions and discussion happening in the tech startup ecosystem, then here are my recommended 10 must-read blog subscription feeds, in no particular order (click on the links to subscribe to RSS feeds):
Feld Thoughts. Daily blog by VC Brad Feld, he mixes both personal and professional insights into his writing. Brad has been an immensely successful VC, particularly over the past few years. Naturally, he’s enjoying life and it comes through in his writing.
Startup Lawyer. There is a wealth of archived content by lawyer Ryan Roberts that talks about how to structure your company, approach valuation, taking in money from Angels and VCs, etc. He’s a pretty infrequent poster, but the archived content is valuable.
A VC. Daily blog by legendary VC Fred Wilson. Fred is usually on the bleeding edge of technology and has a point of view on just about everything technology, particularly trends in the use of technology and startups that are emerging in line with his thesis.
Both Sides of the Table. Daily blog by another nationally recognized VC Mark Suster. Mark is probably the most actively engaged and networked in the tech startup community outside of Robert Scoble and spends a lot of time and energy on his blog writing. No short posting here, usually his writing is very comprehensive and with a strong point of view on his subject matter.
Ask the VC. Separate blog curated by Brad Feld, he scours all of the VC blogs and re-posts what he believes is the most useful information that day. Tremendous archived content here as well.
Digital Quarters. A pretty infrequently posted blog by Ben Elowitz, founder of Blue Nile, but although infrequent, his writing is insightful and comprehensive around whatever topic he is addressing.
Steve Blank. A serial entrepreneur and founder of E.piphany and eight or nine other companies, Steve Blank (now a professor) has a large following and impeccable reputation in the startup community.
Blog Maverick. Always a contrarian view on many subjects by this now famous owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban. He’s a pretty infrequent poster, but his comments are usually pretty insightful whether you agree with him or not.
On Startups. Blog dedicated to the entrepreneur and written by Dharmesh Shah, founder of HubSpot and several other companies.
SplatF. Combination news and blog site by technology writer Dan Frommer, he usually posts multiple times per day on whats going on in tech. What distinguishes him from other writers is he injects his own point of view into news and current events.
Honorable Mention. Robert Scoble. Probably the most prolific and connected tech writer on the planet, so much so that its impossible for me to keep up with him and his posts. He gets an honorable mention because he writes TOO much, but he typically is on the front lines of reporting.