Founded in 1998 in Palo Alto, California by Georges van Hoegaerden, The Venture Company has captured the attention of some 75,000 people from all over the world, including from some notable institutions: The Executive Office of The President, The House, The Senate, some 713 universities, 112 colleges, 98 business schools, 63 world leading banks, 215 asset managers, 45 venture capital firms.
We received hundreds glowing accolades, and our viewpoints have been covered by major news and media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters PEHub, AltAssets, Pensions & Investments, Investors’ Business Daily, SuperReturn, Portfolio and many others.
Dead on point.
Everyone in Silicon Valley should read Georges’ blog, if they want to stay in business.
Georges is a first-rate truth teller, and unlike anyone else I’ve met in the VC community so far.
Fred Wilson and Tim Draper used to be guiding lights within the industry. Georges, you’ve cut the legs out from under it, and replaced the gas lamp with neodymium-focused xenon torch.
The best Venture Capital thinker in the world.
The video on the State of Venture Capital is an amazing exegesis of how broken things are, and is easily the best I have seen on the topic.
Your state of VC along with many of your posts have been great guides for wisdom in this industry.
I am grown man, but when I saw “The State of Venture Capital” slide on your blog site, I nearly cried.
What you write is of a lot of interest from both angles.
Thanks again for your good work and innovative thinking.
Thank God people like you still exist.
This is brilliant.
George, you are THE single most influential (re: Radical) voice in VC.
I think you are on to something.
Georges represents sanity in a sea of madness !
Every LP, VC and entrepreneur should watch The State of Venture Capital video.
I look forward to working together.
I have been an LP in Venture and needless to say I lost money. Next time I will put it with you.
Thank You. What you are doing… it will not only save the industry. It’s a complete redesign, rendering the old model both unrecognizable and obsolete.
Your story is very impressive.
I applaud your blogs.
Excellent and path-breaking thinking.
Amazingly sharp on reality in VC life.
Your insight and analyses are the best.
Love your work Georges. Your illuminating view of the VC world – and hard hitting prose are among the very best. Fred Wilson and Marc Andreessen could take a page from your book.
I am beyond impress by what you have achieved.
Great summary of the state of venture capital and many of the ills that plague the industry.
Your blogs are the downright best in the Valley!
I am finally reading your blog — I shouldn’t have waited so long.
Your insight and analyses are the best.
Keep up the good work! — signed Thomas Jefferson
This is a very thoughtful approach and many of the top plan sponsors and LPs are aggressively looking at ways to address the gap you’ve outlined. This is very well done.
I wonder if you could spearhead Washington…
You are the subject-matter expert of Venture.
While a tough pill to swallow due to the blunt nature of your writing, I found it insightful and accurate.
The highest admiration goes to your wisdom, dear Georges.
I absolutely LOVE your work.
Prolific, Prophetic and Politically incorrect as usual! When can we do coffee?
You nailed it again. Looking at venture capital through a sub-prime lens is really brilliant.
Your insight and analyses are the best. Every LP should read Georges’ articles!
I congratulate you on your intellectual honesty, a quality that has virtually disappeared in modern-day discussion around venture capital.
Would you like to join our session as a presenter, referee, or panelist?
Thanks again for your good work and innovative thinking
Admire your work and just pre-ordered your book.
Georges van Hoegaerden is THE thought leader in the remaking of one of my favorite industries: Venture Capital.
I love your blogs… Very insightful.
Georges does not read books; he is the book.
I am always delighted to read what you write. Delighted..