Best Books, Blogs, Podcasts, and Resources for Venture Capitalists — 2021 Edition

  1. VC: An American History (Tom Nicholas, 2019): Nicholas’ text is the most comprehensive history of the venture capital industry that has been written in recent years. For students of the game who want to understand how the industry evolved, VC is a great book to read. The book begins with the origin of the industry in early whaling ventures and traces the creation of the limited partnership structure, the role of government, the evolution of Silicon Valley, the dotcom boom and bust, and the industry at present. It also provides valuable statistics and data to explain how the industry has expanded. For anyone who wants to understand why the industry is structured the way it is, this is the book to read. Although it is dense and a bit dry at times, this is a great historical primer for VCs to have on their bookshelves and refer back to.
A Visualization of Paul Graham’s Essays (Source: Solipsys)

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Nnamdi Okike

Nnamdi Okike

Co-Founder/Managing Partner of 645 Ventures; Focused on investing in the world’s best technology startups