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Twitter’s Gnip chief Chris Moody is joining Foundry Group

Twitter is losing another key executive as Gnip chief executive Chris Moody has announced his departure. He has joined venture capital firm Foundry Group as a partner, a move Moody described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” It’s believed that his last day will be at the end of May. For more than two decades, Moody has […]

Introducing Our New Partner – Chris Moody

We are excited to announce that Chris Moody is joining Foundry Group as a partner. When we started Foundry Group in 2006, we were very clear that we were not going to build a legacy venture capital firm; one meant to outlive its founders. Show More Summary

Chute raises $4.1M for its user-generated content platform for the enterprise

San Francisco-based visual marketing company Chute Corp. announced today that it has closed a $4.1 million Series B funding round led by Foundry Group, Salesforce Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. This brings Chute’s total venture funding to date up to more than $16 million. Show More Summary

Kindred Spirits – Our Investment In Founder Collective

Foundry Group is best known for our investments in startups, but our vehicle currently investing in other venture funds, Foundry Group Next, is off to what we believe to be a great start and I wanted to share an update about it by talking...Show More Summary

Chowbotics raises $5M to expand its robot chef business

Chowbotics, a robotics startup that specializes in automated food preparation, announced today that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Techstars Ventures, Foundry Group, Galvanize Ventures and the Geekdom Fund. The company, which is changing its name from Casabots, was founded in 2014 by inventor Deepak Sekar. Show More Summary

‘Robots for restaurants’ startup Chowbotics raises $5 million from Techstars Ventures, Foundry Group, others

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Chowbotics, a startup that’s building robots to help with food prep, has raised $5 million from Techstars Ventures, Foundry Group, Galvanize Ventures, and the Geekdom Fund. Founded out of San Jose, California, in 2014, Chowbotics has hitherto been known as Casabots but today it’s unveiling its new name alongside its fresh cash injection. The name change was […]

Amper raises $4M to use AI to write music

Amper, a startup that offers AI-powered music composition, is announcing that it has raised $4 million in funding. The round was led by Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from Foundry Group, Kiwi Venture Partners and Advancit Capital. Show More Summary

Foundry Group on The Twenty Minute VC

I’ve become a huge fan of Harry Stebbings, the intrepid entrepreneur turned VC whose age (20) matches the title of his podcast (The Twenty Minute VC.) Today, at SaaStr at 1:40pm in the Hypercritical section, Harry is interviewing me about – well – whatever he wants. Show More Summary

Two Bit Circus raises $15 million to build next-generation micro-amusement parks

4 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Experimental entertainment company Two Bit Circus has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Jazz Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors including Foundry Group, Techstars Ventures, Intel Capital, and a handful of new investors. Founded out of Los Angeles in 2012, Two Bit Circus uses technology to create immersive and interactive spectacles […]

I’m a VC and the Worst of Times

It’s Sunday and it’s -8 degrees in Boulder. Egads. As I sat in my warm office catching up on email from the week, I sent links to our Foundry Group videos to a friend that had never seen them. I realized two things: (1) I’m still annoyed with Ryan for accidentally deleting our Youtube account... Read more The post I’m a VC and the Worst of Times appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Occipital’s Bridge Delivers Full Mixed Reality On An iPhone

At Foundry Group, we always look for companies that we think build magic into their products. Occipital has been one of those companies. Three years ago, they launched Structure Sensor, which pioneered bringing dense 3D sensing to mobile...Show More Summary

Intel’s Still Ahead of the Pack in Chip Process, Says Linley Group

In an editorial this week by Linley Gwennap, the head of the eponymous research firm Linley Group, Intel (INTC) comes out as still ahead of foundries Taiwan Semi (TSM) and Samsung Electronics (005930KS), no matter what the marketingShow More Summary

EarthGang Share Wavy Live Session

The Atlanta group shares two new renditions of their songs “A W O L” and “Punchanella,” as part of YouTube Music’s Foundry program.

Sunday Poll: Which Location Would You Pick For A Soccer Stadium?

The NFL has left, but major league soccer (MLS) is interested in St. Louis. There are at least two potential MLS ownership groups in St. Louis. They include Foundry St. Louis, which has already identified property at the northwest corner of Chouteau Avenue and Grand Boulevard for stadium development, and MLS2STL, whose representatives...

Betabrand’s Enlightened View Around Depression

I’m proud of my friends at Betabrand about a bunch of things, including a fundraiser they recently did called YogAID that generated over $85,000 for the Techstars Foundation. Last week an email hit the Foundry Group EXEC list from Betabrand’s CMO Aaron. Show More Summary

Rover.com fetches $40 million to grow its dog-sitting platform

8 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Rover.com, the online platform that connects dog-owners with a range of services such as dog-walking and doggy day care, has raised $40 million in a Series E round led by Foundry Group and Menlo Ventures, with participation from Madrona Venture Group. Founded out of Seattle in 2011, Rover.com lets you sign up as a service-provider […]

5 Things You Need to Know Before Pitching VCs

Techstars and Foundry Group co-founder Brad Feld shares his tips on how to survive in the real worldShark Tank.

Founding a new AT&T for IoT

12 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Chris Penrose is a Senior Vice President for AT&T Mobility. More importantly, he is with their IoT Solutions group, leading the charge in launching their innovative foundry program. ReadWrite: So tell us a little bit about your group? Chris Penrose: My team is the Internet of Things Solutions Organization here at AT&T. Show More Summary

New Registration Status at Foundry Group

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

Seaboard RISE maker ROLI raises $27 million in Series B led by Foundry Group

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

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