Contributor

Display Name

Alastair Goldfisher

First Name

Alastair

Last Name

Goldfisher

Phone

510-673-0190

About Me

I've worked as a business reporter and an editor since 1994, with the last eight years focused on venture capital and private equity industries.

I began my stint as a paid journalist in 1988 when I covered city hall for a community newspaper in Southern California. In addition to business reporting, I have written news and features on high school sports, real estate, environmental issues and city government for several community publications throughout California.

For the business journal chain, I wrapped my arms around several beats, including banking & finance, the business of sports, retail, ecommerce, marketing & media and technology.

At Thomson Reuters, I focus on the venture capital industry, covering fundraising, startups and entrepreneurs. I contribute to peHUB.com, Venture Capital Journal and Reuters.com.

I'm currently focused on creating the first conference for VCJ (http://www.vcjconferences.com/) in October 2011.

I'm also currently working on producing VCJ's first ever meetup, an invite-only affair focused on the cloud sector, for VCs and entrepreneurs. The event is on Sept. 29; ping me if you want to know more details.

Professional Information

Company

Thomson Reuters

Title

Editor-in-Charge, Venture Capital Journal (acting)

Summary

• Duties include assigning and editing stories to staffers and a network of freelancers, and I coordinate with production on layout of 80-page monthly print publication.
• Monthly print magazine and the companion website serves a sophisticated readership of general partners and limited partners in the venture capital community.
• With a lean staff and freelance writers and photographers, the publication covers news analysis, fundraising, people moves, deals, aftermarket data, trends, European venture capital and other general happenings in the world of venture capital.
• Also currently working on helping to organize a VCJ conference in Fall 2011 and planning a VCJ meetup or two this year.

Specialties

Business journalism pro, especially when it comes to venture capital and tech. Experienced reporter and editor, skilled at managing multiple freelance photographers and writers at a time. Growing interest in social media as a means to communicate and interact with readers and sources.

Time Period

2010-12 – Present