The greatest technology investors’ advice for entrepreneurs
What do successful VC’s Marc Andreessen, Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel and Fred Wilson have in common? Their insights are on vcessence.com.
“…there are so many basic questions that founders and entrepreneurs need to have answered and there’s no real place to look for those – I mean you can find scattered blog posts here and there but what if we studied each of these questions, looked at everybody’s differentanswers…” Jason Calacanis, Founder LAUNCH 
No real place until now.
"I think trusted curation is the future.” Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur 
“ the way you build a brand and reputation these days is by serving the entrepreneurial community.” Naval Ravikant, CEO AngelList 
VCEssence helps entrepreneurs make more lucrative decisions by learning the wisdom of today’s most successful, savvy and influential technology investors.
“We aggregate, curate and edit the killer content that helps entrepreneurs succeed.”
VCEssence is an easy-to-navigate on-line resource. We aggregate, curate and edit valuable content authored by some of today’s most successful technology investors – among the world’s best. The result is what those investors think regarding critical strategic and tactical topics. Our “killer content” provides access to their insights, advice and wisdom including lessons from success and failure.
VCEssence is the ‘must-visit’ solution that enables entrepreneurs to make more informed decisions, thereby helping them build breakthrough companies and technologies. What startup wouldn’t want to know what the greatest investors think of all things startup, and use that knowledge to increase the odds of success and reduce the risk of failure?
Our content addresses over 50 topics vital to entrepreneurs. These topics are organized under 7 general subject headings including*:
Fundamentals (20 topics)
Marketing & the Market (9 topics)
Other 'Stuff' (5 topics)
People (20 topics)
Raising Capital (16 topics)
Start-up Issues (17 topics)
Success & Failure (5 topics)
We continue to add valuable content to our site. See the Topics & Investors page (under About VCEssence) and the pull down folders under the above headings for a complete listing.
OUR INVESTORS – AMONG THE WORLD’S BEST
We currently include some 30 investors and continue to find the wisdom from these and, in the future, other successful investors.
Our investors include:
Marc Andreessen Andreessen Horowitz
Boston Millennia Partners
Brendan Baker Greylock Partners
Jeffrey Bussgang Flybridge Capital Partners
Jason Calacanis LAUNCH
Jeff Clavier SoftTech VC
David Cohen TechStars
Ron Conway SV Angel
Chris Dixon Andreessen Horowitz
Brad Feld Foundry Group
Brian Garrett Crosscut Ventures
Kent Goldman First Round Capital
Bill Gross Idealab
Rob Hayes First Round Capital
Reid Hoffman Greylock
Ben Horowitz Andreessen Horowitz
Josh Kopelman First Round Capital
Mike Maples Jr. Floodgate
Dave McClure 500 Startups
Jason Mendelson Foundry Group
Howard Morgan First Round Capital
Babak Nivi AngelList and Venture Hacks
Basil Peters Strategic Exits Corporation
Naval Ravikant AngelList and Venture Hacks
Mark Suster Upfront Ventures
Peter Thiel Founders Fund
David Tisch The Box Group
Andy Weissman Union Square Ventures
Fred Wilson Union Square Ventures
 Twist (This Week in Startups) WSGR Startup Basics, Episode: 2006: How to get Press, July 26, 2014
 Shark Tank, ABC Television, April 18, 2014
 This Week in Startups#244, April 6, 2012.
* topics can appear under more than one general subject heading
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