LittleBits, which has sold hundreds of thousands of modular electronics kits that snap together with magnets, has raised $11.1 million in Series B funding led by True Ventures and Foundry Group. The company has offered increasingly complex, powerful and robotic tools, including its latest, an audio synth kit. Show More Summary
In October, Brad Feld's Colorado-based venture capital firm, the Foundry Group, announced a major change in direction for how it would invest. In a blog post it said: Effective immediately, however, the firm will focus on more proven...Show More Summary
Foundry Group has raised a fourth fund, called Foundry Group Select. This new fund is $225 million (the same size as Foundry's previous funds), but has a much different focus. This fund is purely for late-stage growth rounds in Foundry's existing portfolio companies. Show More Summary
Foundry Group managing director Brad Feld says that instead of bringing in more tech talent to fix the ailing HealthCare.gov, the government should take the site offline and launch it again with new leadership.
Nov. 12 - 13, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Time for a new Foundry Group video. If you want the backstory, go take a look at the post Foundry Group Announces Major Shift In Investment Strategy. If …
Time for a new Foundry Group video. If you want the backstory, go take a look at the post Foundry Group Announces Major Shift In Investment Strategy. If you just want a break from reality and hopefully a few laughs in the process, enjoy. ...Show More Summary
MapBox Inc. has big ambitions to rival Google Maps with an open–source solution. The company of about 35 staff may be small, but it has just raised $10 million in Series A funding from Foundry Group. MapBox's main offering is a cloud–based...Show More Summary
Cloud-based map platform startup MapBox, which gives developers tools to add interactive maps to their web and mobile offerings, clad in their own brand colours/designs -- and counts foursquare, Uber, GitHub, Evernote and the FT among its 2,500+ paying subscribers -- has just closed a $10 million Series A from Foundry Group. The raise was announced in a blog on MapBox's website.
Nov. 12 - 13, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now When you think of services that let you create interactive maps for use on your website or in your app, you might automatically think of Google Maps first …
Can MapBox challenge Google Maps and Esri with open-source data and tools? Foundry Group invested $10 million in the Washington map tech startup.
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If AngelList is about to change the venture capital game, the Foundry Group wants in. The Boulder, Colorado-based VC firm announced in a blog post this morning that it will begin investing in startups on AngelList, through the platform's...Show More Summary
This morning my partners at Foundry Group and I announced that we are going to make 50 seed investments of $50,000 each on AngelList between now and the end of 2014. We’ll be doing this via AngelList’s new Syndicate approach throughShow More Summary
LeadPages, a software company that creates customizable website landing pages for businesses, announced Thursday it had raised $5 million in a series A round of funding. Foundry Group led the round, with participation from Arthur Ventures. The company will use the new capital to scale up its Minneapolis, Minn.-based team while also expanding its infrastructure.
We believe great companies can be created anywhere. When we started Foundry Group, we hypothesized that 33% of our investments would be in Colorado, 33% would be in California, 33% would be “everywhere else”, and 1% would be on Mars....Show More Summary
Here's an interesting thought we've all had from time to time: What if that stranger you've grouped with is actually a developer in disguise? If you've played Neverwinter, you might have already had this encounter and not even known it. Show More Summary
LeadPages, a Minneapolis company started less than a year ago, has received a $5 million Series A investment from the Foundry Group. The funding will help the company expand its service that provides customers with landing page templates powered by a data analytics engine that traditionally only a company like Google has been able to enjoy.
Last week, in the midst of Denver Startup Week, we had a full day Foundry Group Exec conference. Ben Deda from FullContact convened about 100 execs from our 60 or so portfolio companies for the day. We had seven topics of one hour each, led by a different set of execs. The result was an incredible […] The post Get Your FAAAC On! appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
Venture capitalists aren't exactly known for their generosity. After all, they're nicknames include "sharks." But the Foundry Group, based in Boulder, Colorado, is changing that at least when it comes to helping out its neighbors devastated by record flooding. Show More Summary
Today, my partners at Foundry Group and I are contributing $100,000 to the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (EFCO) to help with the Boulder Flood Relief Effort. This is our second gift to the EFCO – we previously contributed a portion of our carry across all of our funds. Show More Summary