Thursday, August 2, 2012
Handful of Southern California Investors In Top Twitter Investor List
A list issued Thursday by Twitter analytics firm PeekAnalytics identifies the top, influential high tech investors based on their key Twitter metrics, and--perhaps unsurprisingly--only a small number of local investors show up on the list. However, thanks to some celebrity magic, the top name on the Top 1000 Technology Investors list is an often-LA resident, Ashton Kutcher, who was ranked the most influential technology investors using Twitter. Other local investors represented on the top hundred investors on the list were Jason Calacanis (14), Paul Kedrosky (43), Mark Suster (54), Bill Gross (65), Howard Lindzon (68), Guy Oseary (80), and Elon Musk (86). PeekAnalytics said it calculated the list based on how influential it calcuated a user was versus the average Twitter account, also taking into the calculations how well connected someone's Twitter followers are across sixty social sites.