Saturday, June 06, 2009

Tweet Some Dealmakers on Follow Friday

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Published June 5, 2009 at 4:30 PM

It's Friday, and if you use Twitter you know that Friday is time to tweet out who you love to follow during the week on #followfriday. So we are going to give you some of our favorites to add to your twitter stream.

@Nouriel Nouriel Roubini is a professor at Stern School, NYU, chairman of RGE Monitor and Web Entrepreneur.
Fun to follow: Dr. Doom gives you the latest updates on why the world and the economy sucks.

@fredwilson Fred Wilson, co-founder, Union Square Ventures (and Flatiron Partners during the dot-com days)
Fun to Follow: Follow Wilson's A VC blog, which is required reading in venture capital circles and get exposure to great bands you might never have heard of, like Magnetic Fields on

@FAquila Frank Aquila is a M&A and corporate governance lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Fun to Follow: He has some great analysis on the economy, bankruptcy and M&A.

@infoarbitrage Roger Ehrenberg is a reformed Wall Streeter turned early-stage investor via IA Capital Partners LLC and runs the Infoarbitrage blog.
Fun to Follow: Ehrenberg has some witty comments, provides useful links and sports scores for baseball fans.

@JasonCalacanis Jason Calacanis, CEO of (founder of Weblogs Inc., Silicon Alley Reporter back in the day)
Fun to Follow: Staying on top of the West Coast startup scene, he often makes great comments like calling Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales a "poser," not an entrepreneur. Plus, he's a foodie.

@TiffanyKahnenTiffany Kahnen is a corporate attorney involved with mergers and acquisitions, Strategic Transactions; W3 professional soccer agent, entertainment lawyer and general corporate counsel
Fun to follow: She offers ntertaining posts and good advice especially about IP.

@HowardLindzon Howard Lindzon, co-founder of StockTwits, creator of WallStrip, long-time investor
Why Must Follow: He offers savvy stock-trading info, plus provocative ideas like his urging Twitter to go public.
Fun to Follow: He offers stock trading tips. Plus, he's very funny and knows how to cuss creatively.

@TylerNewton:Tyler Newton is a private equity investor at Catalyst Investors.
Fun to Follow: Tyler has some interesting links and follows middle-market companies in Internet and media.

@GregWNeedham Greg W. Needham is the vice president of marketing and business development at NorthShore Capital Advisors.
Fun to Follow: He provides some interesting commentary about the economy and middle-market private equity trends.

@jdriveJames D. Robinson is the co-founder and managing rartner of RRE Ventures.
Fun to Follow: He has some good insights on VC, technology, pop culture and life in general.

@ericjackson Eric Jackson is a managing member at Ironfire Capital LLC.
Fun to Follow: He provides funny frequent posts and trading tips.

There are many more dealmakers on Twitter that are worth following. Thanks to Mary Kathleen Flynn @mkflynn, Nathaniel Baker @natbaker and Tom Groppe @dealscape for their recommendations. If you would like to follow me or pop me a tweet, I'm @newsgirlmw, and be sure to include your #followfriday recommendations. - Maria Woehr

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