Building your skill sets as an entrepreneur is a lifelong process. At no point do you know everything you need to know to maintain a successful business. Technology is in a constant state of flux, trends are continually changing, and even changing business mentalities can impact the profitability of your company. One way you can stay abreast of ever-changing influences is to become a voracious reader of content relevant to your business sector.
As an entrepreneur, reading venture capital and angel investment content is an excellent way to maintain an awareness of what is happening within your industry. Well-known VCs and angels frequently publish thought pieces explaining their theories regarding current industry influences. From stock market plummets and their impact on startup funding to the influence of technologies like Bitcoin and IoT, you can learn a great deal simply by reading VC and angel content on a regular basis. But where do you find this content? Who do you add to your weekly must-read list to make sure your knowledge is as well-rounded as possible? If you want to build your own entrepreneur’s must-read list, following are a few excellent options you can consider.
Tomasz Tunguz is a must-add for thought pieces related to startups and angel investing. Whether you want to expand your knowledge base on topics like startup fundraising or you hope to become more familiar with marketing and growth strategies, Tomasz Tunguz’ blog provides an overload of valuable information. If you want deeply analytical pieces that expand your thought processes, be sure to follow Tomasz on Twitter and subscribe to his email updates.
Brad Feld covers numerous topics important to entrepreneurs. Depression in the startup community, leadership techniques, management strategies, philanthropy, and term sheets are just some of the topics you’ll be treated to when you become a Feld fan. Experienced, compassionate, and insightful; these are three qualities that can make you a better entrepreneur and that Brad Feld possesses.
Mark Suster provides coverage on everything from startup funding and marketing to sales and public relations. Whether you want to learn more about raising venture capital or uncover insights on startup economics, you’ll find plenty to inspire you once you start digging into the archives on Mark Suster’s blog Both Sides of the Table. A frequent Twitter user, Mark gives back to the tech community by offering engaging content savvy entrepreneurs would be wise to soak up.
If you want an overview of current happenings in the startup sector, add StrictlyVC to your daily reading repertoire. From who has received funding to technologies with increased angel interest, you’ll find plenty to expand your entrepreneurial knowledge when you regularly read StrictlyVC. Profiles of new platforms, global investment happenings, and updates on accelerators and incubators are just some of the topics you’ll be treated to on StrictlyVC.
If you don’t want to subscribe to individual feeds from a variety of angels and VCs, consider adding Nuzzel to your reading strategy. Nuzzel lets you discover content popular amongst those in your industry. See which content is receiving the most shares and who others in your sector are turning to for industry wisdom.
These are just a few options you can consider if you want to improve your entrepreneurial knowledge. Regularly consuming content from angels, VCs, and tech industry insiders helps you build an awareness of current trends. You needn’t take any one source of information as the gospel truth on happenings in #StartupLand. Following a myriad of influencers helps you get a well-balanced view of what is happening within the industry.
- Save Money While Going Green With Arcadia Power - July 25, 2019
- 3 Compelling Reasons Why Your Tech Startup Needs A .TECH Domain - June 21, 2019
- Maximize Team Productivity With Project Management Tool monday.com - August 22, 2018
Angel McKinney says
This type of information seems so far away from what I know about business. Do you think all small businesses owners should be aware of content like this?
Angelita Weir says
I would prefer to read through some of these in my email inbox. Which ones offer the best option for that?
Josephine Ruiz says
This makes for some interesting content to read. There is so much to learn about VC and things like that I could hardly believe it.
James Olivares says
Hmm, I never really think about this type of topic when looking for a new book about business to read. These angles are a little more non-consumer related, but do give you good insight in the funding game.
Cadogu Blog says
Hi I am so glad I found your webpage, I really
found you by accident, while I was researching on Bing for something else,
Anyways I am here now and would just like to say
thanks a lot for a fantastic post and a all round exciting blog
(I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all
at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I
have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb
Joe Baldwin says
There is a lot of stuff on the internet that you can find by accident. My guess is, however, that you did not find this by accident 🙂
Rudolph Gallo says
I use Twitter a lot for things like this. The more information I can search for and pack into my brain about a specific business topic, the better.
Adolfo Robinson says
I really like to use the search function on Twitter as well. It can lead you to a lot of information about 1 or 2 topics very quickly.
Clinton Santos says
Nuzzel is a great read. I get a lot of insight there and it also keeps my creative juices flowing for me to make better decisions for the industry.
Awesome post. This is exactly the kind of stuff I’m looking for. When I get a little money together the plan I have is to start doing a little angel investing because the ceiling with angel investing I believe is much higher than traditional investing. Invest still through other means, max out your IRA sure, but you could get bonkers rich investing in the next hot company.
I always think of one gentleman who was a customer at a beer store I worked for. He got in with one of the tech stocks early on and got out before it went bust in the tech bubble. Dude was killing it driving a great car and had loads of cash.