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Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and A Little History

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

Why Slowing Down Will Grow Your Business

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

Calling All Entrepreneurs: Give Back To Your Community

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

The Foundry Group Detroit House

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

Syndicate Funding on AngelList – A Company’s Perspective

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

IBM Beats Intel To 7nm Process Thanks To Silicon-Germanium Transistors, EUV Lithography

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.

LeadPages Announces $27M In Series B Funding

Today LeadPages announced it has raised a $27 million Series B round, led by Drive Capital with participation from Foundry Group and Arthur Ventures. LeadPages allows a user to create a custom landing page, all backed by a suite of digital marketing tools designed to drive conversion rates on the page. Show More Summary

Foundry Group Backs Fashion Inspiration Startup Looklist

Looklist has raised a small seed round to build out its “inspiration engine” for fashion and hair. I know, I know, this sounds a bit like a bunch of other fashion startups, not to mention one of the main reasons people use Pinterest....Show More Summary

An Evening with Twitter and Foundry Group

Chris Moody (formerly CEO of Gnip, who Twitter acquired last year), Rishi Garg (head of Twitter Corporate Development), and Seth Levine (Foundry Group) are having a discussion about the inner working of Twitter. If you are interested, register to attend at Galvanize Boulder on June 10th from 6pm to 7:30pm. Show More Summary

VFX Software Firm The Foundry Sold for $312 Million

HgCapital closed a deal to acquire majority ownership from investor The Carlyle Group. read more

Just because it's worth $1 billion doesn't mean it's a unicorn, says VC who lived through the last bubble

Brad Feld, the founder of both tech incubator Techstars and Boulder-based VC firm Foundry Group, has a message for Silicon Valley. In a tweetstorm Monday, Feld warned that just because a company is valued at more than a billion dollars,...Show More Summary

World of Warcraft's New 10-Man Raid Nearly Beaten by Group of Five

While a lot of players are still trying to finish Blackrock Foundry, the ones who've completed it on the hardest difficulty are already looking for new challenges. Like Kief and his friends, who tried to do the 10-man version with only five players in the group, just like a normal dungeon. Read more...

Syndicate Funding on AngelList – A Company’s Perspective

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 [...]

The New Foundry Video Is Almost Here

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 [...]

Helping our Community with $100,000 from Foundry Group. Please join us.

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 [...]

A VC Reveals 3 Life Hacks That Make Him More Efficient

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 Traditions: Gnip Exit Gift

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

Aiming To Be A ‘B2B Google’ For Business Intel, Mattermark Raises $6.5M Led By Foundry Group

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

The Two-Book Release: An Interview With Aaron Goldfarb

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

3 areas where Amazon Web Services might be vulnerable (if the competition can exploit them)

12 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

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

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