Top 25 Venture Capital Newsletters for 2022

by Josh Howarth - March 14, 2022

As of 2020, Venture Capital has become a $198 Billion dollar industry.

As the industry grows at breakneck speed, staying on top of cutting-edge developments has become increasingly difficult.

So, to help you reduce your content consumption, we’ve organized a list of 25 of today’s most respected - and widely read - venture capital newsletters. Enjoy!

1. StrictlyVC

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: As you may have guessed from the name, StrictlyVC’s newsletter is about one thing and one thing only: Venture Capital. And while they claim to cover “Silicon Valley and beyond,” rest assured the Bay Area influence plays a heavy role in their content.

2. First Round Review

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Weekly

What It Is: With a focus on companies that are going through their first round of funding (whether that be pre-seed, seed or Series A), First Round brands itself as the “best product for founders who are just getting started.”

3. Andreessen Horowitz

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: As anyone in the VC space knows, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is one of the most well-known, prestigious companies in the entire venture capital space. More importantly, their newsletters are spread out amongst five separate topics: Futurism, Enterprise (SaaS), Biotech, Fintech and Crypto.

4. Accelerated

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Year Started: 2020

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: With a focus towards students and recent grads interested in getting more involved with the venture capital industry, Carrd.co’s Accelerated newsletter covers industry news with a slant towards networking and job opportunities.

5. Mattermark

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: “Thousands”

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Positioned as a “curated digest of timely, must-read posts by investors and operators,” Mattermark places a heavy emphasis on the nitty-gritty side of startups, venture capital and entrepreneurship.

6. Pitchbook Daily

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: A leading data provider in the world of business analysis and investing, Pitchbook has a deep network of business owners, executives and investors (of all shapes and sizes) at their fingertips. And because of that, it’s fair to say their team has a strong pulse on the industry.

7. AVC

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Year Started: 2003

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Authored by 35+ year VC veteran and Union Square Ventures Managing Partner Fred Wilson, AVC covers both high-level topics (like returning to fundamentals) and the more practical side of venture capital and growing startups.

8. VC Careers

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Year Started: 2008

Number of Subscribers: 19,000+

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: Unlike the website’s blog, which hosts a large variety of venture capital-related content, the VC Careers newsletter focuses almost exclusively on career opportunities within the VC space. Further, while their website shows a large list of job openings, the most exclusive opportunities are reserved for newsletters subscribers.

9. All Raise

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Year Started: 2018

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Committed to doubling the number of female decision-makers at today’s top tech venture firms, All Raise’s newsletter (and content in general) is focused on helping women “amplify their voices and accelerate their success.”

10. Hiten Shah Newsletter

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: With three well-known SaaS companies, six exits, and multiple venture advisory roles under his belt, Hiten Shah is a legend within the SaaS space. On top of that, he’s a prolific writer/content creator and has amassed a large following of loyal followers.

11. NYC Tech Events

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Year Started: 2008

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Unlike the content-driven newsletters above and below, NYC Tech Events publishes a list of - you guessed it - tech events in New York City. With high-profile guests and speakers, including venture partners and executives from Fortune 100 and 500 companies, this is a great resource for anyone looking to get more plugged into the New York tech / VC scene.

12. brunchwork

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Year Started: 2014

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: In what is arguably a more grown-up version of the Accelerated newsletter (above), brunchwork’s emails deliver “expert career advice and business intel” for men and women who’ve already broken into the VC industry and want to take their careers to the next level.

13. Femstreet

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: Authored by VC veteran Sarah Nockel, Femstreet advocates for diversity and inclusion in the tech and investing space. More importantly, they do so by highlighting women who’ve already achieved success funding and leading both companies and investment rounds.

14. Hunter Walk

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Year Started: 2005

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: With an MBA from Stanford and heaps of experience working for today’s top tech companies (including Google and YouTube), venture investor Hunter Walk’s newsletter covers a variety of tech and investing topics (e.g. How To Know if a Career in VC is Right For You).

15. Tomasz Tunguz

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Year Started: 2008

Number of Subscribers: 80,000+

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: In addition to being a VC veteran, Tom Tunguz is also a gifted writer whose content is written in plain, easy-to-understand language. Because of that, it’s no surprise he hosts one of the most popular newsletters in the space, with 80,000+ loyal readers.

16. This is Going to be BIG

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Year Started: 2004

Number of Subscribers: “Thousands”

Send Schedule: Semi-Weekly

What It Is: This Is Going To Be BIG is authored by diehard New Yorker Charlie O’Donnell, a full-time investor in pre-seed and seed startups based out of NYC. His newsletter covers everything from whether a VC’s values matter to the role of venture capital in the emerging Web3 space. Note: The website has links to two separate newsletters. The CEONYC sub-stack is Charlie’s more industry-focused option, while it's unclear if his NYC Weekly Newsletter is still being published.

17. National Venture Capital Association

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: While most everyone associates venture capital with money (and lots of it), non-profit NVCA is one of the oldest and most trusted resources in the industry. In particular, their mission is to “support the formation of high-growth companies and ensure the U.S. remains the most competitive environment in the world for entrepreneurs.”

18. Prime Unicorn Quarterly Reports

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Quarterly

What It Is: Dedicated entirely to tracking and analyzing unicorn companies (which are defined as having $1B+ valuations), Prime Unicorn’s quarterly reports go deep into company valuations, deal terms based on each round of funding, and more.

19. Work-Bench

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Year Started: 2013

Number of Subscribers: 2,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Unlike some of the newsletters other newsletters on this list, which are published by authors with heavy experience on the consumer SaaS side of things, Work-Bench and its writers focus exclusively on all things Enterprise SaaS. Note: To get their newsletter via email, you’ll need to subscribe to the company’s Medium blog.

20. Inside VC

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Year Started: 2021

Number of Subscribers: 295,000+

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Founded by industry celebrity Jason Calacanis, Inside VC promises to help readers “stay up to date, ahead of the curve, and get smarter in less than five minutes per day.” With more than a quarter-million subscribers, this is arguably the most widely read, venture capital-specific newsletter in the industry.

21. Visible Weekly

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Year Started: Unavailable

Number of Subscribers: “Thousands”

Send Schedule: Weekly

What It Is: Committed to helping entrepreneurs move their businesses forward, Visible Weekly curates a wide variety of content designed to help startup founders “attract, engage, and close” investors.

22. The Snack

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Year Started: 2010

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Daily

What It Is: Produced by two VC investors and startup mentors, The Snack - previously known as the 500 Distrosnack - contains growth hacking tips startup founders can use to grow their companies more quickly. More importantly, founders Chandini and Saalim are known for injecting both humor and memes into their content.

23. CB Insights

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Year Started: 2017

Number of Subscribers: 724,000+

Send Schedule: Daily & Weekly

What It Is: In what is one of the largest and most widely read newsletters in the space, CB Insights puts a heavy focus on venture capital within the tech, consumer packaged goods and healthcare verticals.

24. Graham and Walker

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Year Started: 2021

Number of Subscribers: Unavailable

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: Dedicated to helping both female and non-binary VCs and founders, Graham and Walker publish a variety of content focused on career and investing opportunities, resources for advancing the funding process, and more.

25. Y Combinator

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Year Started: 2005

Number of Subscribers: Lots ;)

Send Schedule: Semi-Daily

What It Is: As the leading startup incubator in Silicon Valley, Y Combinator (and its founding investors) have a deeper network - and more industry experience - than most anyone in the space. Because of that, it should come as no surprise YC’s blog, curated reading list, and newsletter are considered “Go-To” resources for anyone wanting to stay up-to-date on the VC scene.

Conclusion

There you have it: 25 newsletters you can rely on to stay on top of the wide world of venture capital.

By subscribing to just a handful of the resources above, you’ll be able to stay on top of the industry’s most relevant trends in just a few minutes per day.

Written By
Josh Howarth
Co-founder of Exploding Topics.
548 Market St. Suite 95149
San Francisco, California
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