Social media and other online channels are increasingly driving the influence, reach, and ultimately the success of today’s venture capitalists. Whether through blogging or tweeting, podcasting or networking via professional communities on LinkedIn, the Web provides powerful opportunities for venture capitalists to interact with entrepreneurs and the world.
For this report, OpenView examined what it deemed to be the top technology-focused venture capital firms in the United States. We then compiled a list of 28 venture capitalists to analyze for the report by examining their use of three social media tools: blogs, Twitter, and Quora. The result was a ranking of the 10 most influential venture capitalists online overall, as well as the top five using each of these tools. Importantly, the report also looks at the techniques these leading venture capitalists use to fuel their success online.