Another reason to blog...
Last week Michael Arrington of Techcrunch ran a small entry about two deals we've funded - Aggregate Knowledge and BazaarVoice. He was kind enough to include a link to the First Round Capital website.
When I took a look at my Google Analytics data for firstround.com, I was surprised to see the real surge in traffic that one (well-placed) blog link can bring. Our page views increased about 8x the normal daily average. Not bad for one link in a small story.
Just today I took a look out our dealflow log -- where we log all inbound dealflow. I was surprised to see a corresponding spike in dealflow -- and that the increase in submissions persisted far longer than the increase in web traffic.
It got me wondering - what deals have I missed out on by not being part of the online conversation?