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August 01, 2005

How VCs can use Social Networking Tools

LinkedIn, one of the more promising "online social networking" firms, has a nice primer on how venture capitalists can use the service to improve deal flow and get executives and board members for their portfolio companies.

A quick search on LinkedIn for WestBridge Capital shows that pretty much everyone on the Bangalore and Silicon Valley based firm's team are registered with the service. Clearly, Indian VCs are becoming more and more online savvy.

Arun Natarajan is the Editor of TSJ Media, which tracks venture capital activity in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of TSJ Media's Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.