My name is Connie Loizos, and I write about venture capital and startups here at StrictlyVC as well as in my role as Silicon Valley Editor of TechCrunch. (We’re all hyphenates these days, aren’t we?)
Before founding StrictlyVC in late 2013, I was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters, where I wrote thousands of news stories, columns, and profiles for a number of the company’s properties. Before joining Thomson Reuters in 2007, I covered venture capital for the San Jose Mercury News, and before joining the Merc, I held staff positions at Dow Jones, Time Inc., and Crain Communications. I’ve also written freelance articles for Barron’s, Fast Company, Portfolio, and Inc.; authored a couple of books; and remain an emeritus member of the San Francisco’s Writer’s Grotto.
I began covering venture capital and startups at the original Red Herring magazine, which I joined in 1996 and still remember fondly.
On a personal note, I live in the Bay Area with my husband, our sons, and one exceedingly bossy terrier, and suffer mightily whenever my hometown teams lose. (I grew up in Cleveland. Hope springs eternal.)
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