Suggested Readings and Discussion

Alessandro Piol —  March 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

Reading and Discussion

Many veterans of the New York startup world, from venture capitalists to entrepreneurs, write blogs that have become discussion forums in the community. Reading and participating in them is a way to understand what is going on.

AVC (Fred Wilson)

Chris Dixon

Continuations (Albert Wenger)

Gotham Gal (Joanne Wilson)

Innonate (Nat Westheimer)

MPD (Mark Peter Davis)

Reaction Wheel (Jerry Newmann)

Redeye VC (Josh Kopelman)

Strong Opinions (Mark Birch)

ThisIsGoingToBeBig (Charlie O’Donnell)

Way Too Early (Howard Morgan)


NY publications with good coverage of New York news include:


Silicon Alley Insider

The New York Times Bits

Startup Digest has a curated list of major news, including a New York section.

Startup Genome lets you search for startups, investors, incubators etc.

We Are NY Tech spotlights every day a member of the NY community.


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Alessandro Piol is a New York-based venture capitalist and angel investor with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. Alessandro is a Partner and co-founder of Vedanta Capital. Previously he was a General Partner of Invesco Private Capital where he headed the technology practice. Prior to joining Invesco, Alessandro spent 10 years with AT&T where he co-founded AT&T Ventures, the venture capital arm of AT&T where he focused on early-stage new media investments, as well as Pixel Machines, an AT&T-backed startup in the graphics super-computing business. Alessandro is President of the New York chapter of TiE, a global organization fostering entrepreneurship; he serves on the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the Board of Visitors of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University; and he is a mentor, advisor or board member of various private companies. He received an BS and MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Twitter: @ilmago