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Nisan Gabbay – an analyst at Sierra Ventures – has started a neat new blog called Startup Review. Unlike so many other VC bloggers that pontificate on generic issues around entrepreneurship and venture capital (egads – is that a mirror I see – Amy – please put that down) Nisan is taking a very different approach. In his words:
Startup Review will be a blog that profiles successful Internet start-ups in a case study format. The case studies will be fairly detailed, analyzing the key factors that made the companies successful, with an emphasis on strategy and product decisions. Each case study will also have sections discussing launch strategy, exit analysis, and links to other good analysis on the company.
Rather than overwhelm us with posts, he’s going to focus his efforts on one substantive case study each week.
My plan is to publish one case study per week, as I plan to devote
about 10 hours to creating each case study. I am committed to staying
the course, but nothing helps better with motivation than seeing my
Feedburner stats climb – so tell your friends about this blog!
His first case study is Craigslist. I think this is a great idea for a VC / entrepreneurship oriented blog – hats off to Nisan for tackling this. If you are interested, subscribe here to Startup Review.