There are not that many blogs that any Nordic VCs would write. Can't think of any actually (at least not any good ones have hit my radar..). Until now of course:
VC Perspectives is a newish (been around about as long as this blog) VC blog written by Daniel, Fredrik and Stefan of Creandum (the VC behind such companies as Spotify and Videoplaza for example).
The blog describes itself as:
"This is a blog for everyone interested in entrepreneurs, start-ups and venture capital, primarily with a Nordic focus. The idea is to provide insights, comments, and discussions about the Nordic entrepreneurial scene from a venture capital perspective."
I recently had a chat with Daniel Blomquist about the blog and what they are trying to achieve. It is brave and ambitious to bring more transparency to the VC process and "the VC world". Things sometimes seem to be pretty "hush-hush" and quite secretive for no apparent reason. The blog's writers seem to agree with the point of view that more transparency and honest information in how the whole scene works and operates is something that only adds to value for everyone and increases the chances of success.
As an example: I have seen a total of zero news over the years regarding VCs and entrepreneurs jointly telling a success story; for example a successful exit. Many times people think of the Entrepreneurs and the VCs as two separate camps that are somehow opponents to each other. While there might be a little truth in that if you are talking about stuff like negotiating deal terms etc - even at a situation like that it is more about finding some common guidelines and terms that work for and motivate both parties so that they can achieve success together..
Many VCs are former (or current) entrepreneurs (not nearly all of them, but many of the best ones, most successful ones, are), and they are really there in the marketplace to achieve the same end result as entrepreneurs; to build great companies and produce great success stories.
Therefor would it really be that far fetched to see even one single press release made jointly by the entrepreneur team and the VCs announcing a successful exit from a really great company they have built together and sharing the story and insight behind that? I haven't seen any of those kinds of stories around, and would certainly be interested in hearing them.
The VC perspectives blog is almost alone in the Nordic region taking on the challenge of talking more about these topics and showing the world from their point of view. That alone is worth my support and I would love to see them reach the same kind of quality and insight as many US and UK -based VC blogs have at the moment. I listed some of those blogs in my old blog post here.
Some particularly good picks are:
So!, Go read VC Perspectives and post some comments there, be active and tell them what you would like to hear about the VC world. I think they would greatly appreciate that.