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Here’s What the Most Iconic Tech Investors Read Each Morning

When you must be on the cutting edge of the intersection of finance and technology at all times, it pays to be an adamant reader.

Books are obviously a huge source of information for the world’s best investors – and we’ve looked at their book recommendations in the past – but perhaps even more telling is what they read on a day-to-day basis.

Today, we get a snapshot of the morning reading of top notch venture capitalists to see how they get the perspectives, inspiration, and insights that help drive their investments.

Morning Reading for Tech Investors

Joe Hovde, from the Ramen Profitable blog, collected data from the interviews of every venture capitalist and entrepreneur featured on the popular Twenty Minute VC podcast.

Nearly every guest on the podcast is asked to provide a blog recommendation, and Hovde has visualized this information.

The most cited blogs include AVC, Term Sheet, Mattermark Daily, and the Ben Evans Newsletter:

The Blogs that Iconic Tech Investors Read Each Morning

Despite the wild amount of variance in recommendations, here are the top seven with brief summaries and links:

  1. AVC
  2. Internet commentary from Fred Wilson, a prominent NYC-based venture capitalist. (Free)

  3. Term Sheet
  4. This widely-read newsletter at Fortune was authored by Dan Primack until a month ago. However, Primack left to start a new venture. Now the column has been taken over by Erin Griffith. (Free)

  5. Mattermark Daily
  6. A human-curated newsletter that brings perspectives, insights, and lessons learned from investors and operators in the startup ecosystem. (Free)

  7. Ben Evans Newsletter
  8. Benedict Evans is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, and his newsletter highlights interesting links in technology each week. (Free)

  9. Feld Thoughts
  10. Brad Feld has been an early-stage investor since 1987, and is best known for co-founding startup accelerator Techstars. (Free)

  11. The Information
  12. Not the album by Beck. Instead, it’s a popular subscription newsletter headed by Jessica Lessin that focuses on deeply-reported articles about the technology industry that can’t be found elsewhere. ($39/month)

  13. Strictly VC
  14. A daily email by Connie Loizos that provides readers information related to venture capital firms, finance, and business investment. Loizos is also the Silicon Valley editor for Techcrunch. (Free)

Here’s the data again, sorted by author:

The Blog Authors that Iconic Tech Investors Read Each Morning

Some additional names that stand out here include Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, Bill Gurley, Tim Urban (of Wait But Why fame), and Paul Graham.

Feel free to recommend other essential reading for aspiring tech investors below.

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