I’ve often heard said that venture capitalists will only invest companies within driving distances of their offices… Which is not always true. However, spurred on by this post by Okapi VC’s Marc Averitt on the places he hangs out in Orange County, I’ve ported our venture capital map to Google’s “My Maps”. To get to our live map, go to Google’s “My Maps”, click on “Add By URL”, and type in: http://www.socaltech.com/map/maplet.xml
You can save both Marc’s map (which includes other Orange County venture capitalists) and the socalTECH map of recent venture investments (updated real time) to Google “My Maps” feature and overlay them together. I’m not so sure the “invest within driving distance” stereotype works so well in this case, however, since Marc’s last investment was in a New York company, My Damn Channel.