Yes, Virginia, VCs Still Blog

We at peHUB central have noticed lately that some VCs have allowed cyber dust to collect on their blogs, as some have not posted their thoughts online in months.

Has the bloom fell off the blogging rose? Has Twitter, and its 140 characters of brevity, replaced blogging?

Definitely, the “aura is off the medium,” says Gerry Langeler, managing director of OVP Venture Partners. But blogging hasn’t gone the way of the rotary dial telephone just yet.

Langeler and OVP began its blog in late June, featuring posts by Langeler and his fellow team members, as well as guest columnists. Langeler says the big upside for him is that it does away with the firm’s quarterly newsletter, which rested solely on his shoulders.

“Our challenge; Be valuable, relevant and consistent.  We’ll know in six months to a year whether we were up to it,” Langeler says

Meanwhile, Pascal Levensohn, founder and managing partner of Levensohn Venture Partners, has been consistently blogging since 2004, and he says that he averages at least one post a week. His latest blog post that he put up today is worth reading, as he takes a look at regulations and the IPO market.

“It has been interesting to track the evolution of the core blog content over time as my own focus shifts and as current affairs drive what we all find interesting and want to share with others,” Levensohn says.


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