Joseph Bartlett

joins us today to write a venture capital column exclusively on



We're happy to have Joe writing for us. Besides writing several books about venture capital -- including

Fundamentals of Venture Capital

, published two years ago -- Joe founded, one of the premier venture capital Web sites for entrepreneurs.

Like many of our writers here, Joe has an interesting background. In addition to being a senior partner at the New York office of the Morrison & Foerster law firm, Joe had an outstanding career in politics and government service. He served as Undersecretary of Commerce to President Lyndon Johnson and was a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren.

Please welcome Joe, and

don't forget to let us know what you think of his work.

Let's stay



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