Growing Up VC

At Fred Wilson’s House, Tweeting is Like Eating Your Vegetables

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Growing up VC can be tough. During her rebellious teenage years, Jessica Wilson refused to tweet, much to the dismay of her parents, Fred and Joanne Wilson.

The Wall Street Journal has a big spread by Katherine Rosman on the Wilson family, cataloging the clan’s digital lives. Jessica and Emily each have two tumblrs. Josh only has one, but he’s got two Xboxes to make up for it.

In a house where both parents are prolific seed stage investors in tech, extracurricular activites focus on building a healthy online presence and becoming comfortable as an early adopter of new services.

“I would tell her that it was going to be the next big thing,” says Mr. Wilson, about encouraging his daughter to use Twitter. Read More