A few months ago AngelList announced Syndicates - enabling investors on AngelList to create fund-like groups of investors to invest together in AngelList companies (following a single lead investor). It’s a great idea and at Foundry we quickly decided it would be an interesting experiment to form our own syndicate. We were the first formal venture fund to [...]
You may have seen the video that Foundry Group produced a few years ago – a hard hitting glimpse into the life of a VC told in SNL style. The video (and more importantly the song) was written and directed by my very talented partner Jason Mendelson. That’s his voice. That’s also his playing every [...]
I don’t need to tell you about the devastation that has rocked Colorado over the past week. The rain started and it just wouldn’t stop. I’ve lived in Colorado for 17 years and I’ve never seen anything like it. People have lived here for their entire lives and haven’t. Our house and property only sustained [...]
There are few things worse than sitting through a tedious office meeting thinking about all of the more worthwhile tasks you could be doing. Brad Feld, co-founder and managing director at Boulder, Colo.-based firm Foundry Group, has a few hacks that could help you make the most of your work day. Show More Summary
Foundry Group has now been around for over seven years and I’ve been working with my partners for 14 years. We’ve started to develop some traditions. One of my favorites is exit gifts. When a company has an exit that generates a return...Show More Summary
Mattermark, the business intelligence site that pivoted out of YC-backed curation site Referly, is today announcing that it has raised a round of $6.5 million, funding that the startup will use the funding to build out its ambition to be a “B2B Google.” By that, it means creating structured data for people on the hunt or company information across the messy and… Read More
I recently sat down with Aaron Goldfarb to talk about his two new books: The Guide for a Single Man and The Guide for a Single Woman (Foundry Group Press). Aaron and I have known each for four years, meeting via social media and (when...Show More Summary
Foundry Group Managing Partner and TechStars Co-founder Brad Feld came on the Structure Show this week to talk about why Amazon Web Services might be feeling the pinch from competitors, and how it and other cloud providers should approach...Show More Summary
Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, says the public cloud landscape is changing in ways that may challenge the orthodoxy of AWS dominance. Proposition: AWS isn’t always the low-cost provider. Discuss originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Jane Miller‘s first book Sleep Your Way to the TOP is out and available in digital and print. This is Jane’s first book and FG Press‘s second one. Around the Foundry Group Offices we’ve been referring to Jane as “Sheryl Sandberg meets...Show More Summary
After being acquired by AOL in 2011 and bought back by its founders last year, online identity site About.me today announced a $11 million funding round. The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, …
On Monday we had a Foundry Group portfolio company sales summit. We are fortunate in that we’ve got a bunch of amazing sales execs in our portfolio, including several CEOs like Howard Diamond of MobileDay and Matthew Bellows of Yesware who have long histories selling and building sales organizations. Show More Summary
Foundry Group and Techstars’ Bullet Time Ventures led the latest round, joined by ff Venture Capital, IDEA Fund Partners and Militello Capital.
The female-focused mobile gaming startup has raised $5 million from Foundry Group to expand its hit game "Egg Baby" and launch new ones.
Daily Telegram: Emails Show IRS’ Scrutiny of Some Groups Came from D.C., Not Ohio The Foundry: Lawmakers Seek Details on IRS Targeting From Justice Official News Busters: IRS Delays New Rules That Regulate Nonprofit Groups Like the Tea Party, ABC and NBC Spike News News Max: Cleta Mitchell: Proposed IRS...
Just now Fred Wilson posted an Open Internet Letter to the FCC that my partners and I at Foundry Group signed on to. It came together in the last 24 hours and was driven by our friends at Union Square Ventures. If you are a VC and are interested in signing on before we file this formally […] The post Support The Open Internet appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
Hunter Walk, one of the two founders of Homebrew, a VC firm started in 2013, just wrote a great post about Homebrew’s first LP meeting. My partners at Foundry Group and I are LPs in Homebrew and we’re actually hosting Hunter and his partner Satya Patel in Boulder for dinner tomorrow night, followed by some office […]
Drync announced today that it has raised $2.1 million from CrossLink Ventures, the Foundry Group, and other investors to continue building its wine discovery and buying tool. The company also released an iPad version of its app which...Show More Summary
Traditional publishing is in a state of turmoil. As the Chinese say, though, in chaos there is opportunity. To this end, I recently sat down with author, venture capitalist Brad Feld to talk about his new venture Foundry Group Press. Q:...Show More Summary
You may noticed from prior posts that we’ve had a difficult time at Foundry Group managing our growing portfolio of WordPress sites. We are not alone. You would think that by now, managing websites would be a solved problem, but that’s just not true. Show More Summary