PE Hub evolution: Primack goes Primalik
VentureBeat announced over the weekend that Dan Primack was launching a blog, PEHub, finally ! One to add to your RSS reader. Dan as most of you know is the best place for breaking news in the private equity world. I was waiting for the site to go live to point you to it. Very Om Malik inspired, plus the subscription fee.
I found it amusing that in the podcast he mentioned that "some folks started with a blog and ended up publishing a newsletter. We did the opposite". I had not thought of the newsletter as the disruptive end of reader interaction :-)
Regardless, this is great. Whilst it is clearly not appropriate to start disclosing returns, getting better transparency into the venture capital industry can only be a good thing.
Dan sent an intro email to PEHub in which he cited Jeff Clavier who posted an open letter on his blog. Here is an abstract:
Open Letter to Dan Primack: blog already
Like tens of thousands of your readers (my guess), I enjoy your daily column – both as a source of scoops and analysis regarding the venture capital industry. Over the past year, we have seen you link to a number of bloggers – and God knows you send us a ton of traffic when you do – and we heard you through a podcast interview on PodTech.net’s John Furrier. Great? Only sort of – because we want more: a blog – a real one, with comments, trackbacks, permalinks for news, analysis, or snippets of information, an RSS feed, etc. Nothing less.