I was amused this afternoon to read this pointed rant by prolific VC blogger Fred Wilson, aimed at two local investors here in Southern California, Richard Koffler (of the Tech Coast Angels) and Jeff Cohn (VC consultant for MHS Capital). Wilson writes:
Every time I post or tweet about politics, I get people saying things like this:
I’ve said this before here on the AVC blog, but it’s important to me and I want to say it again.
I am not an expert in everything I write about. But that is not going to stop me from speaking my mind about things other than venture capital and web startups.
On a side note, I believe in the age of Facebook/Twitter/et. al, if you’re an entrepreneur looking for money, it’s best to *not* declare your politics/religion/etc. Sure, we’re in a society which is supposed to be blind to these kinds of things, but if you’re particularly active on either front, I think it’s more likely to hurt rather than help possible business relationships which have nothing to do with politics.