New Silicon Valley VC bloggers: David Cowan, Nivi and the Venture Company
David Cowan (pictured left), partner at Menlo Park's Bessemer Venture Partners, has started a blog called Who Has Time For This?. And Nivi, a venture consultant to Atlas Venture in Boston who blogs about VC and tech stuff, tells us he has moved to SF and "will joining a venture fund or startup out here soon."
Cowan started last Tuesday, and he's off to a rapid start, blogging almost daily. He's talking a lot about security start-ups. We've only counted seven or so active Silicon Valley VC bloggers (see blogroll), so this is still relatively rare. Of course, there are several other valley-based bloggers who qualify as "angel" investors, making smaller "seed" investments; we're talking here about real VCs.
Cowan kicks off: This is the blog of one fortunate son of a bitch who is paid to ruminate on the future and charged with a budget to back up his dreams.
Nivi, meanwhile, says he has two U.S. patents ÷ and that one of them has been licensed to a startup funded by Vinod Khosla. He also points us to his paper in Science. Clearly, he's not your conventional venture capitalist -- he's the long-haired guy playing the drums, and has a healthy portion of attitude too.
He's an active blogger, and has come up with some interesting ideas, including a feed that will deliver a host of other VC blogs to you, called The VC Channel, and something similar called The Entrepreneur Channel. He's also created a little application to track dealflow.