Venture capital is such a huge subject that it's tough to separate the posers from expert opinion. So, we decided to compile a list of the most influential voices in venture capital on Twitter.
Why this list? Well, it's based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity and our own subjective judgment. One note: Some influential voices are not included either because they don't have active Twitter accounts or they tweet on a wider range of subjects.
Here, our goal is to provide the best possible personalities in the VC world. We have excluded organizations or news providers and have limited the list to those individuals in the trenches of venture capital investing.
Did we miss somebody? Let us know.
Albert Wenger - VC at Union Square Ventures. Blogs at www.continuations.com
Ben Horowitz - Co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Hortwitz. Ben's blog.
Bijan Sabet - Partner at Spark Capital. Led investments in Foursquare, Tumblr and Twitter. Personal blogs at www.bijansabet.com
Bill Gurley - General Partner at Benchmark Capital. Blogs at www.abovethecrowd.com
Brad Feld - Managing director at Foundry Group and uses a thematic investment approach. Personal blog at www.feld.com
Bryce Roberts - Co-founded O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures which is a seed stage investor. Blogs at Bryce dot vc.
Charlie O'Donnell - VC at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. Personal blog at www.thisisgoingtobebig.com
Chris Dixon - Investor in Pinterest, Foursquare, Dropbox and Skype to name a few. Profile at www.cdixon.org/aboutme
Chris Sacca - Founder of Lowercase Capital and investor in twitter, instagram, kickstarter & other startups.
Christine Herron - Early-stage-leaning investor at Intel Capital. Personal blog at www.christine.net
Dana Stalder - General Partner at Matrix Capital. Operator turned VC.
David Cowan - Partner of Bessemer Venture Partners (the longest-standing VC firm in the US). Blogs at www.whohastimeforthis.com
David Hornik - Investor at August Capital and the author of VentureBlog, the first venture capital blog.
David Skok - Serial entrepreneur turned VC and author of www.forentrepreneurs.com .
Eric Ries - Trying to change how startups are built. Blogs at www.startuplessonslearned.com
Fred Destin - Helping startups grow with money and mentoring. Blogs at www.freddestin.com
Fred Wilson Principal of Union Square Ventures. Recognized as a leading voice of the venture capital finance community. Blogs at www.avc.com
George Zachary - Backs revolutionaries who are changing the world at Charles River Ventures.
Jeff Bussgang - Former entrepreneur turned VC at Flybridge Capital, author of Mastering the VC Game and blogs at www.bostonvcblog.typepad.com
Jeff Clavier - Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the original micro-VC firms.
Jim Breyer - Partner at Accel Partners, a firm that owned an 11% stake in Facebook. Ranked #1 in Forbes Midas List of top technology investors.
John Doerr - a VC at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Investment in Google, Amazon, Intuit and Zynga.
Josh Kopelman - Partner at First Round Capital and named as one of the top ten 'angel investors’ in the United States.
Keith Rabois- Accomplished executive, entrepreneur and angel investor. Early investor in YouTube and directors of Yelp and Xoom.
Manu Kumar- Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures, a "startup’s best friend".
Marc Andreesen - Co-founder of Netscape and general partner of Andreessen Hortwitz. Personal blogs at pmarca.
Mark Suster - Entrepreneur turned VC. Blogs at "Both Sides of the Table".
Mike Hirshland - Internet investing through resolute.vc. Blogs at VCMike's Blog
Mitch Kapor - Startup investor through Kapor Capital. Personal blogs at www.kapor.com.
Naval Ravikant - Investor in Twitter. Founder, AngelList. Provides advice for start-ups at Venture Hacks.
Nic Brisbourne - Partner at European VC fund DFJ Esprit. Views on venture capital at The Equity Kicker.
Om Malik - Founder of GigaOM and Venture Partner at True Ventures an early stage venture capital firm.
Paul Graham - Co-founder the Y Combinator, a seed capital firm. Blogs at http://paulgraham.com
Paul Kedrosky - An investor, speaker, writer, media guy, and entrepreneur. Financial blogs at InfectiousGreed.
Reid Hoffman - Partner at Greylock Partners with investment in Facebook and LinkedIn.
Rob Go - Co-founder of NextView Ventures, micro VC for internet founders. Blogs at www.robgo.org.
Roger Ehrenberg - Big Data VC at IA Ventures. Investor in Invite Media (acquired by Google), Stocktwits, and TweetDeck (acquired by Twitter).
Scott Maxwell - Founder of Open View Ventures. Read some of his articles here.
Sean Parker - Napster, Plaxo, Facebook, Causes, Spotify & Airtime. Executive General Partner at Founders Fund.
Seth Levine - Managing Director at Foundry Group. Blogs at VC Adventrure.
Shervin Pishevar - VC at Menlo Ventures. Led investments Tumblr.
Steve Case - Co-founder of AOL; now Chairman of Revolution, investing in companies that can change the world.
Steve Markowitz - An investor and entrepreneur. Former chairman/CEO at MyPoints.com. www.SteveMarkowitz.com
Tony Conrad - Co-founder of about.me. Founding team member of True Ventures, leading investments in WordPress, KISSmetrics and others.
Vinod Khosla - Founder of Khosla Ventures investing in traditional early stage and growth stage companies.
Made it this far? Here is a bonus list of the most influential celebrity venture capitalists:
Earvin Magic Johnson - Joined the VC firm Detroit Venture Partners, investing in digital media, mobile application development, e-commerce and social networking.
Ashton Kutcher - Investments in Foursquare and a number of other tech startups.
Justin Timberlake - Foray into the VC world not only through his role in The Social Network as Napster co-founder Sean Parker but also has investment in Myspace.
Steve Nash - Co-founded New York based VC firm Consigliere investing in seed-stage and early round consumer-focused companies.
Justin Bieber - Investments in Tinychat, Stamped, Sojo Studios and Spotify. What can’t this boy do?