Thursday, January 17, 2008

Who does this ProfessorVC think he is?

Ok, so I think I'm the last guy in Silicon Valley to start a blog. I've thought about it for the past 5 or 6 years and finally decided to do it this afternoon. I'm so late hopping on the train that we are probably pulling into the station. I put up my Bodega Partners web site in 1995 and it served its purpose for a number of years, but I just didn't spend the energy to keep it current and finally just took it down last month.

I thought I'd just go with a simple blog name like Steve Bennet, but wasn't available on Blogger so I had to come up with something else. The first thing that popped in my head was Start-up CFO Guy, but that didn't quite roll off the tongue. ProfessorVC was the second name and being impatient I just typed it into the blog creation tool and before I could think twice, it existed in cyberspace. I mentioned the name to my wife and you she thought it made me sound arrogant. I next tried it on my 14 year old daughter and she said it was completely lame. Of course, she thinks most things I do are lame.....

I thought about the name some more and I do spend much of my time teaching entrepreneurship and coaching entrepreneurs. I have also been a VC and am currently actively angel investing as a member of Sand Hill Angels. For now, I'll keep it, but will certainly solicit comments and suggestions for a better name.

In the blog, I plan on sharing my opinions (I generally have no shortage of these) on venture capital, angel investing, teaching entrepreneurship, and anything else that strikes my fancy. First post will be about a panel I was on earlier this week with several other angel investors.

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