I’ve been saying for a while that one of the biggest trends in venture is transparency. Unless you are considered to be a tier 1 global player (and most investors aren’t), you can’t expect to get good deal flow by sitting in your office. You have to be part of the solution, and not the problem.
There are a lot of VCs that can take a lesson from Jason Caplain of Southern Capitol Ventures. Click here to read a very poignant recent post on his blog. Jason will be coming on as a guest on our StartupLounge.com podcast soon, and I’m sure this will be a topic of discussion.