Founders Forum SIG: Blogging For Company Founders



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Founders Forum

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    Presentation Overview

    Dear fellow founders,
    If you're like me, blogs are already a part of your daily life, helping you stay on top of developments in your industry. Yet blogs can do even more if you make the leap to publishing your own blog.

    As a company founder, you're in a unique position as a blogger--whatever you write, even if it appears in a personal blog that isn't connected to your company--affects the way that blog readers perceive your business. Just ask CEO Paul Purdue, whose blog ( became a hot topic after he began blogging the process of shutting down the company. Even BusinessWeek took notice (

    This month's speaker, Jeff Clavier, can help you understand how you, as a founder, can use blogging to advance your business, and how to avoid mistakes in this new communications medium. Whether you're looking to generate a closer relationship with your customers, establish yourself as an expert and gain essentially free PR, or simply learn more about what your competition is doing, you can get something out of this month's session.

    As usual, we will restrict attendance to the first 25 founders and CEOs that sign up, so sign up fast!


    About the Presenter

    Jeff Clavier, founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech Venture Consulting (

    Jeff Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech Venture Consulting, a firm providing services to the "software ecosystem", primarily early stage consumer Internet startups. He is also the author of the widely read and influential blog, Software Only ( Jeff's current areas of interests include next generation search, social media (blogging, syndication, aggregation), and open source.

    Prior to founding SoftTech VC, Jeff was the President of RVC Capital, the firm managing the Reuters Greenhouse Fund, the Corporate Venture arm of Reuters that has invested $560M in 82 companies since 1994, including Yahoo!, Verisign,, and Infoseek.

    Jeff also co-chaired the SDForum Vertical Search Conference, Vertical LEAP.



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    6:00pm-6:30pm - registration
    6:30pm-8:30pm - discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    Restricted to Founders and CEOs
    Seating limited to 25.
    Pre-registration is now unavailable.
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