Why I write in English

A reader of this blog recently asked me why I write in English rather than Turkish. Given that most of our investments are in Turkey, that’s a fair question.

There are three reasons for this.

The first pertains to the audience of this blog. Specifically, it’s read by both Turkish speakers and English speakers. However, while most of the native Turkish speakers also speak English, the reverse is not true. Most native English speakers don’t speak Turkish. As a result, writing in Turkish would mean not serving a big fraction of this blog’s current readers. That’s not something I want to do.

The second reason is the fact that the technologies produced by the tech sector serve multiple countries at once. This makes the tech industry global by nature. And this is why the industry operates primarily in English. If you want to be part of it, reading, writing, and speaking in English is an important asset. Hopefully this blog can serve as practice.

The third reason is personal. Since I think in English, I’m more comfortable expressing my thoughts in a structured way when writing in this language.

Originally published at Thoughts of a VC.