Monday, July 10, 2006

Slow News Day for the Wall St Journal

I must admit that when I picked up the paper on Saturday and saw my picture front and center, my first thought was Shit, have I been indicted for something?

Apparently, though, I'm just a nerd. Big news.

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  1. Clearly they don't know you that well, or you have fooled me. You don't come across as a nerd at all.

  2. pretty cool way to be called a nerd if you ask me

  3. Congrats! I wldnt mind being called a nerd in the media.

  4. Suh Kim5:17 AM

    dave ... did you just violate copyright by posting this article free on your website?

  5. Anonymous3:58 PM

    Wow, that reporter is pretty lost. Auren Hoffman laughs about VCs sneaking into a brunch? Hoffman is literally the biggest dork I know. And Jake Seid - the guy is 31 - wasn't the article about older VCs trying to connect with younger entrepreneurs?

  6. I agree it didn't make much sense. I talked to Rebecca because I thought she was profiling the entrepeneurs, not the VCs. When she asked to send a photographer to my office, I declined (she took my web photo), and I discouraged her from running the story.

  7. How serendipity, I just wrote a blog about something like this. Anyways, I applaud the efforts that VCs make to connect to the "younger" crowd...

    Although I would be kind of weirded out if a guy in his 40's or 50's just wanted to hang out with my friends and I to understand how we clicked.

  8. Hi Dave: I'm interested to know who they get to do these sketches in the WSJ? When you have one done on page 1 of the Journal, do your friends and family put in a frame for your den/office?

    I enjoy your blog. I think you might be interested in a new posting I did on what Syd Finkelstein and I found were big predictors of VC-backed firms' sales growth.