Kara Swisher on re/code writes on Om Malik’s move full time to True Ventures, leaving GigaOm. It is funny how many times people think Om’s name is Giga Om. Going to True Ventures, Om won’t have this problem as much. Om is different than most media in that he has made the jump to the VC community. Reading Kara’s post reminds me of things that make Om fit in a technical community.
A sassy tech blog with class and standards and ethics and a big, big, voice?
But Om has been much more than a disruptor. He has also been a generous and kind adviser to anyone who needed help, including to competitors; a smart and analytical writer, whose fog-horn sensibilities nearly always cut through the incessant soup of hype that blankets the Bay Area tech landscape; a terrific reporter at his core, who knows news, has a nose for news and, well, knows it.
Kara closes also making the point on Om’s name.
Here is True Ventures post on Om joining.
What’s Om doing?
I have hung up my reporter’s notebook for good and retired from the news business. I have joined early stage venture capital firm, True Ventures, as a full partner of the firm.
It is great to see people make transitions and grow.
Disclosure: I work part time for GigaOm Research and have had the pleasure of good conversations with Om.