We have some entertaining news to share with you today. We have recently registered with the SEC and are now considered Registered Investment Advisors. Did we do this so that we can have cooler business cards? No. Did we do this because our back office was lacking in purpose? Heck no. Show More Summary
I first saw the ROLI Seaboard GRAND backstage at a show during SXSW 2013. Someone had tipped me that some startup was showing off a strange new piano that let the player bend its keys like a guitar string. It was strange and rubbery and fascinating — a silicone piano that made it possible to manipulate keys beyond the standard press. Show More Summary
Online interior design platform Havenly has raised $5.8 million, bringing its total Series A round of funding to $13.3 million. The round was led by Binary Capital with participation from Foundry Group and Chicago Ventures. Havenly plans...Show More Summary
With the goal of creating an ideal online experience for design and decor, Havenly had an impressive Series A2 round of funding, led by Binary Capital and existing investors Foundry Group and Chicago Ventures....
Dark Souls 3 is upscaled from 900p on Xbox One. Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry grabbed a copy of Dark Souls 3 via the Japanese Xbox marketplace and gave it a thorough testing. The group was able to confirm that the hardcore RPG runs at native 900p, as opposed to the PS4’s 1080p, and will therefore be […]
Hitman plays well with the frame rate capped at 30 – and it rarely misses that target. Digital Foundry has turned a critical eye on Hitman and found the frame rate situation has improved dramatically since beta. The group’s full report, available on Eurogamer, notes a 10-15 boost in FPS in the retail PS4 build […]
Art by Mike Lucas In this morning’s Web roundup, Accel invested in a $27 million round in used clothing site Vinted. Foundry Group has tapped private equity veteran Linden Eakman to lead Foundry Group Next. And Gradle Inc., based on an open source software project of the same name, said it has raised $4.2 million and is planning a commercial offering.
This was also posted on Brad Feld’s blog and a similar announcement is up on foundrygroup.com as well. Over the years at Foundry Group we’ve built an extensive network of companies. While we’ve invested in some of these directly, this actually represents the smallest set of companies that we are involved with. We have also invested indirectly in... Read more
Over the years at Foundry Group we’ve built an extensive network of companies. While we’ve invested in some of these directly, this actually represents the smallest set of companies that we are involved with. We have also invested indirectly in many others through our investment in Techstars. Show More Summary
Halo 5 is silky smooth. How did 343 Industries manage this impressive feat? Now that Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold, Digital Foundry has subjected the final build to its loving attentions. According to the group’s analysis, Halo 5 maintains an almost perfect frame rate, duping frames only during loading transitions. It does this by […]
San Francisco-based fashion label Betabrand, the startup that brings to you the Dress Pant Yoga Pants, announced today that it has closed $15 million in funding from Morgan Stanley and Foundry Group. Betabrand is not your usual clothing brand; the startup crowdsources designs and then jumps into production, creating items like the Best Travel Pants and […]
This year’s local election in Boulder is a critical one. The city that we love risks shutting its doors. While the business community in Boulder has contributed immeasurably to the vibrancy, charitable contribution base, economic development,...Show More Summary
One of the most enjoyable things I get to do in my job is to be involved in creating amazingly fun products. If you hang around in our office at Foundry Group you see plenty of Makerbots, Fitbits, an Oblong Mezzanine, an Occipital Structure Sensor, ModRobotics Cubelets, littleBits, 3D Robotics drones, and Spheros. Show More Summary
Software and innovation consultant Taivara Ltd. is moving into the Columbus Idea Foundry to help the makers become money-makers. The Idea Foundry set up last year in a former shoe factory and motorcycle dealership in Franklinton, making...Show More Summary
Yesterday we closed our fifth fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2016, L.P. As with all four of our other funds, it’s a $225 million fund. In 2007 we raised our first fund – Foundry Venture Capital 2007. We subsequently raised a $225 million...Show More Summary
Brad Feld, entrepreneur and co-founder of Foundry Group, once wrote in his own Huffington Post piece that his common advice to TechStars teams is to slow down to speed up. "I see so many startups rushing to just get stuff out, without...Show More Summary
At Foundry Group, we have a deeply held belief that we benefit from our local community (Boulder, in our case) and that we have a responsibility, as we have success, to give back to our local community. My partner Seth Levine just had an excellent OpEd in the Boulder Daily Camera explaining this. Show More Summary
In an effort to buy real estate in burgeoning startup communities around the United States while more deeply engaging in the startup community, my partners and I have bought a house in the Cass Corridor neighborhood in Detroit. Jason Mendelson grew up in Detroit so this is a nice homecoming for him. Show More Summary
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... Read more
An IBM-led alliance that includes Samsung, Global Foundries and other chip equipment suppliers created the first working samples of a chip that uses Silicon-Germanium 7nm transistors, making the group the first to announce such a breakthrough.