Cheat Sheet: VC Newsletters

"VC Newsletters" is a vague headline, right? We mean, (a) newsletters from journalists who cover VC, (b) venture capital firms that have their own newsletters, and (c) platforms that serve the VC world. Most of the 24 newsletters listed (half from Substack) are pitchable, though it won't be easy. 

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TC Extra Crunch Relaunches Its EC-1 Deep-Dive Profile Series

TechCrunch Extra Crunch is about to relaunch EC-1, a series of in-depth, multi-part profiles of emerging, private tech companies. TC EC debuted EC-1 profiles in 2019, publishing five in all before Covid-19 began wreaking its havoc. TechCrunch has decided to try it again in 2021.

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Cheat Sheet: YouTube Influencers

YouTube is replete with influencers, but who the heck are they? SWMS contributor Rhiannon Pacheco oversaw the production of this cheat sheet, that breaks out 45 influencers, from the US and abroad, with concentrations on hardware and apps. The app ones are especially hard to find.

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Cheat Sheet: 'SPAC' Reporters

Does a SPAC angle help land funding round coverage? During Q2 and Q3 2020 it did for sure. Today it’s more of a toss-up. The SPAC’s financial terms might be interesting to a Marketwatch or Axios. In the end, of course, the company going public has to pull the news-making weight.

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Forbes Enters Newsletter Biz with 'Journalist Entrepreneurs'

Forbes this week announced Journalist Entrepreneurs, a Forbes-branded newsletter platform, hoping to attract indie newsletter authors in the same way it attracted freelancer contributions ten years ago. Unlike the cattle calls of 2010, Forbes this time seeks to attract editorial stars who already have big newsletter audiences and social media followings.

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