First Mover: M.G. Siegler

The TechCrunch blogger talks about becoming a venture capitalist at the CrunchFund

Why did you make the switch to venture capital?
Ever since AOL bought TechCrunch in early October of 2010, I just started thinking about what I wanted to do next. I started thinking about venture capital and it just so happened that a couple of different VC firms approached me to gauge my interest. Those conversations kept progressing and, eventually, eight months later or so, I started to get really serious about it. I went to [TechCrunch and CrunchFund founder] Mike Arrington and told him. He said, "That's great," and then he said, "Well, I have this other thing that I'm trying to get together . . . "