I regularly get asked by other VCs about how we do our offsites. When we started Foundry Group in 2006, we had a very deliberate quarterly process in an effort to learn all about each other and become highly effective at working together. Show More Summary
Interior design startup Havenly has raised $12.5 million in a series B round of funding led by Foundry Group, with participation from Industry Ventures, Chicago Ventures, and Kickstart Fund. Founded out of Denver in 2014, Havenly’s online platform connects homeowners with vetted interior designers, while minimizing the financial extravagance. Show More Summary
PRESS RELEASE: Pioneer Square Labs (PSL) announced today that it has raised $15 million to scale its Seattle-based startup studio, which partners with entrepreneurs to create and build innovative companies. Foundry Group led the financing with $10...
Over the past 25 years, I’ve attended approximately 14,387 board meetings. My partners and I talk a lot about how to improve them and today released The Foundry Group Manifesto on Board Meetings. It follows: In 2013, I wrote a book with Mahendra...Show More Summary
As a preparation for something new and exciting, let’s reminisce a little. In 2011, we did our first Foundry Group music video “I’m a VC.” I remember being amazed when the Youtube views went over 100,000. I recall being equally amazed when I heard that our IT guy (Ryan) had cleaned up our random Google... Read more The post I’m A VC appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
My partners and I just announced that our long-time friend and LP – Jamey Sperans – has joined Foundry Group. We’ve been working with Jamey since the beginning of Foundry Group in 2007 (he was one of our first LPs via Morgan Stanley AIP) and have become extremely close friends. Show More Summary
Yesterday, my partners at Foundry Group announced financial support for the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. We strongly believe that sexual harassment is unacceptable in any form. While there can be a debate about whether sexual harassment...Show More Summary
Spark Foundry CEO Chris Boothe wants to keep things nice and sober this year.
We announced yesterday that we are looking for a general counsel for Foundry Group. While Jason has proclaimed himself a recovering lawyer for some time now, in reality, he’s been doing the high-level legal work for us since we started Foundry Group. Show More Summary
My partner Lindel just put a post up on the Foundry Group website about our investment in K9 Ventures. We are proud to be an LP in Manu Kumar’s third fund. I’ve been friends with Manu since 2009 and an investor (personally) in his first two funds. I vividly remember the first time we met... Read more The post When Brad Met Manu appeared first on Feld Thoughts.
Matt Bencke passed away yesterday. We put the above photo and note up on the Foundry Group site yesterday but I was still processing it and wasn’t ready to blog about it until this morning. His partner and co-founder at Might AI – Daryn...Show More Summary
Cue the wedding bells, David's Bridal said "I do." After a review, the wedding dress retailer chose Publicis Groupe's Spark Foundry as its U.S. media agency of record. "We are excited to embark on this new journey with Spark Foundry," David's Bridal director of marketing Christina Monkman said in a statement. "We look forward to...
My partners Chris Moody, Seth Levine, and Lindel Eakman are all blogging right now. My other two partners, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson have blogged in the past, ut took a break in 2017. Also, the Foundry Group blog is always active,...Show More Summary
Mattress Firm, America's largest specialty mattress retailer, has named Publicis Groupe's Spark Foundry as its U.S. media agency of record after a review. This news marks the second recent agency change for the company. In May, it announced that Droga5 would be its new creative partner and launched a new campaign called "Technology to Power...
PRESS RELEASE: Esports startup Taunt announced today that it has closed a $1.75 million seed financing round, led by Foundry Group. Taunt is the fifth spinout of Pioneer Square Labs ("PSL"), whose founders, Geoff Entress, Greg Gottesman and Mike Galgon...
Robin Steinberg, evp of publishing and digital director investment and activation, who effectively ran print buying across the organization formerly known as Mediavest | Spark, is leaving the agency after more than 13 years. "We thank Robin for her leadership and contributions to the company over the years, including her instrumental role building and evolving...
Rover, the online platform dedicated to connecting dog-owners with a range of services including walkers, has raised $65 million in a round of funding led by Spark Capital, with participation from Menlo Ventures, Foundry Group, Omers Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, Bespoke Strategies, and StepStone Group. Founded out of Seattle in 2011, Rover allows anyone to sign […]
The Cloud Foundry Foundation has a new way to help ease the management of Kubernetes. The group announced today that it will be incubating Kubo, an open source project that originated with Pivotal and Google. Kubo is designed to make it easier to manage containers using Kubernetes by applying BOSH, technology that’s supposed to make […]
HelloSign, the eSignature platform, is announcing a $16 million financing round led by Foundry Group and Zach Coelius. Greylock Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and Tien Zhuo also participated. Although the San Francisco-based company has been around since 2010, they are calling it a Series B, since they’ve raised little outside capital. Show More Summary
We very rarely hire anyone at Foundry Group (although we are hiring an Executive Assistant). However, many of the companies we invest in are often hiring. Over the years we’ve had a Foundry Group Jobs Page but we’ve never found software that was painless for us to use to keep it current. Show More Summary