VCs to Twitter:
We’re Just Not That Into You
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Twitter attracted some of the biggest names in venture capital and is expected to deliver big returns when it goes public, so it’s surprising that many top VCs shun Twitter altogether. #ZenoVCstudy

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INFOGRAPHIC: VCs to Twitter: We’re Just Not That Into You

  1. 1. VCs to Twitter: We’re Just Not That Into You Twitter attracted some of the biggest names in venture capital and is expected to deliver big returns when it goes public, so it’s surprising that many top VCs shun Twitter altogether. 9%of this group are women, showing that it’s not just the VC firms that are predominantly male, it’s their entire network Still a boys club 64%of the Forbes Midas List is on Twitter VCs ON TWITTER BY THE NUMBERS ECOSYSTEM BREAKDOWN TWO DEGREES OF SEPARATION VCs ARE LINKEDIN-SIDERS 3,450median number of people following Forbes Midas List VCs 180median number of people followed by Forbes Midas List VCs are other venture partners — not surprising when investing alongside other VCs is the norm Collaboration is key are entrepreneurs, CEOs and other tech executives; surprisingly, portfolio companies themselves are not prominent Entrepreneurs and Execs are prominent of the most- followed users are media; 11% are journalists and 8% are media outlets It’s a newsfeed While VCs are largely neutral when it comes to politics on Twitter, Democrats seem to have an edge: @BarackObama has 23 followers in this group; @MittRomney has just 5; and @SenRandPaul has 2 apolitical with a slight leftward tilt 63%have over 500 connections on LinkedIn 10,500median followers for the six Forbes Midas List VCs that are featured LinkedIn influencers 34% 28% Forget six degrees VCs are only two degrees of separation away from Kevin Bacon. @KevinBacon follows @AlGore, and 15 VCs follow @AlGore 19% @algore @kevinbacon 95%of the Forbes Midas List VCs are on LinkedIn “Hyper-connected” Twitter users Those followed by 10 or more of the Forbes Midas List VCs – offer a window into the VC ecosystem Zeno Group – Fearless pursuit of the unexpected. zenogroup.com twitter.com/zenogroup linkedin.com/company/zeno-group facebook.com/zenogroup

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