Allen Morgan of uber-VC firm Mayfield has an interesting and thoughtful blog. And it’s worth noting, at least to folks reading this who have ideas in the RSS/social networking/search spaces, that he has a strong interest in those areas:
There are many other efforts now afoot, both at large software companies as well as venture-backed startups, to build new tools (many based on wikis, blogs or around RSS feeds) to enable people to do more interesting stuff online, to use information online in more and more useful ways (work, home and play). This is a very promising area for entrepreneurs, especially as web services increasingly make the web a robust application platform.
At Mayfeld, were actively pursuing investment opportunities in this area. Among our current portfolio companies innovating in this general area are:
- JotSpot (www.jot.com)
- Pluck (www.pluck.com)
- Scalix (www.scalix.com)
- Tribe (www.tribe.net)
Check them out, and let me know if you have a great, new idea for a company in this area.