We recently set up a "Page" on Facebook (we had to get 100+ fans before we could lock in the official URL www.facebook.com/altosventures).
Given that Facebook Pages is becoming a web within the web, I wondered how many other VCs had set up official Pages. As it turns not, not many. From browsing around, I came up with a list of the top 10 VC Facebook Pages. If I missed a VC firm that has a significant presence on Facebook Pages, please let me know. I'm curious to learn about how they are using Facebook to connect with entrepreneurs, LPs and others people in their networks.
Top 10 VCs on Facebook Pages (as of 8/28/09)
- Accel Partners (1,407 fans)
- Sequoia Capital (1,001 fans)
- Union Square Ventures (947 fans)
- Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (383 fans)
- First Round Capital (314 fans)
- Altos Ventures (264 fans)
- Greylock Partners (261 fans)
- Draper Fisher Jurvetson (253 fans)
- Benchmark Capital (153 fans)
- Hummer Winblad (59 fans)
Then I decided to take a look at some random tech companies and brands to see how many fans they had. The results were surprising. Some very large companies/brands had no official presence at all (i.e. Apple). Some were definitely using Facebook in better ways than others (Stanford vs. Harvard is an interesting contrast).
Notable brands and their Facebook Pages:
- Google (305K fans)
- Youtube (3.5M fans)
- Yahoo (84K fans)
- Microsoft (72K fans)
- Oracle (11K fans)
- Stanford (41K fans)
- Harvard (0K fans)
- Barack Obama (6.6M fans)
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