First, I've been reading her FT Alphaville stuff for years and have publicly stated she is probably the best writer on commodities, particularly hydrocarbons, plying the trade.
Second, I believe her Anglo hypocorism/nickname at FT Alphaville is Izzy which makes a lot less sense if you spell and pronounce it Issy.
At least I got the feminine adjectival surname right.
(had to look that one up)
Up until yesterday when I discovered that
I'm sometimes slow on the uptake.
WiF gets the HT for sharing this:
As Skirt at When in Finance said, "Wow".
(I assume it's Skirt, it's her blog and I see no other credit or HT)
And yes, First Round is a real firm.
We knew them through one of their portfolio companies, Google Ventures-backed The Climate Corporation
Previously from WiF:
When in Finance:
Credit: M/Former sell-sider
HT: I think it was one of the denizens of Alphaville.