Matt Winn, an associate with Chrysalis Ventures, has just created a free online database that can help locate venture capitalists based on their educational or professional alma matters. It’s kind of like a bare-bones version of LinkedIn for VCs, entrepreneurs and limited partners — minus all the social networking functionality (I said bare-bones).
For example, I learned that there are six venture capitalists who went to my tiny alma matter of Haverford College, while there are 26 folks related to Thomson. You also can search by location, non-profit affiliations or assets under management.
Winn used National Venture Capital Association information for most of the underlying data, and hopes that users will help push it from “reasonably comprehensive” to “all-encompassing.” You can play around with it here, or read Matt’s blog post about the site’s creation.