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Here’s one way to become a venture capitalist: be a journalist

Ben Parr

By Biz Carson (original source Business Insider)

“Sure, as TechCrunch put it, one path into venture capital is to wait for a partner to die.

Another way, as TechCrunch has also shown us, is to be a journalist.

Ryan Lawler is the latest journalist to join the venture capitalist ranks. He’s leaving Tech Crunch to go to 500 Startups.

While Lawler said that he doesn’t think “TC to VC” is actually a thing, we’re not so sure. Here’s a quick list of journalists who quit to invest in the industry they covered:”

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