Editor’s Letter: The Survey Says …

You spoke. We listened.

In late January, we surveyed VCJ readers, asking what you liked about the magazine and what you wanted to see more of. We received a number of comments and some constructive criticism. Overall, the remarks were positive.

A common theme to emerge from the survey was that readers wanted to see more coverage in regards to LPs; terms and conditions; and regulatory and legal developments.

Good news. We’re working on that. Look for new features and more coverage in those areas beginning with the April issue.

I don’t like to make promises that I can’t keep, but VCJ will begin adding a monthly feature on fund performance. We aim to republish the data from public LPs, such as California Public Employees’ Retirement System, perhaps along with our news analysis and related fund performance content. VCJ Senior Editor Mark Boslet is heading up this new feature.

On email, you can reach Mark at mark.boslet@thomsonreuters.com. On Twitter, he’s @mgboz.

In addition, I’m working closely with a contributor who specializes in legal coverage to write a monthly feature on terms and conditions that will likely be partly based on interviews with key law firms and attorneys in the VC community. There are significant legal and regulatory changes taking place and VCJ aims to provide you the reader with the best detailed information and analysis to help you do your job.

I am looking forward to bringing you new content and I am also anxious to interact with you, so please don’t hesitate to share your opinions—both positive and negative. The survey we conducted was just the start of what I hope is a continued dialogue.

You can reach me in lots of ways and on various social media sites. On email, I’m alastair.goldfisher@thomsonreuters.com. On Twitter, I’m @agoldfisher.

Of course, nothing beats an in-person meeting. If you happen to work in the San Francisco Bay Area, or you’re just visiting, I’d be happy to meet you for coffee.

Hopefully, you’ll like the changes that are coming.

Alastair Goldfisher