The Washington Business Journal published it’s list of the DC region’s most powerful business leaders. There were two guidelines: first, although D.C.’s political sphere is full of influential people, they only considered those in the local business community. And second, they omitted all elected officials and powerful appointees in local governments. A link to the article is here.
According to the Washington Business Journal: “Jonathan Aberman, who oversees the $8 million McLean-based Amplifier Ventures fund, may not have the same capital at his disposal as a Revolution or New Enterprise Associates. But he is nevertheless one of the most influential voices in the D.C. VC brain trust. Aberman’s central thesis is that D.C. startups need to align themselves with the region’s strengths and not try to mimic Silicon Valley. That means, in most cases, building technology to solve difficult problems in the enterprise be that the federal government or Fortune 500 arena. This mantra is growing more common, and its adherents have Aberman to thank for driving the issue, whether they know it or not.”