In order to capture additional attention from startup entrepreneurs, Google+ is hosting a series of events called VC Office Hours. Google VP of Product at Google+ Bradley Horowitz revealed some of the names that are participating in this series:
We?re going to be doing Hangout on Air sessions with prominent VC?s and angel investors. In the next few weeks we?ll get started with:
+John Lilly of Greylock Ventures
+Chris Dixon of Founder Collective
+Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners
+John Borthwick of Betaworks
For each session, we?re hoping to find 6-8 interested and interesting entrepreneurs, students, or fans of tech investing to lob questions at the respective VC?s. We?ll do 30m or so sessions, that we?ll broadcast and archive for posterity. We?ll announce each VC session with an individual G+ post? and if you?d like to be part of the interview panel, you can respond in the comments. I?ll select a group of panelists from those that self-nominate.
I expect this is going to be a lot of fun! Very open to suggestions and feedback as we explore what the community (and perhaps even the VC?s) find valuable.
Google+ was recently redesigned and Google claims to have 170 million users on Google+. Google said that the first hangout will take place on Thursday May 10 at 8:15AM PST with John Lilly of Greylock.