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Esports Fan Competition Platform Taunt Raises $1.75m, Led by Foundry Group

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...

Head of Print Planning and Buying Is Leaving Publicis Group’s Spark Foundry After 13 Years

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 raises $65 million to grow its dog-sitting platform globally

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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 […]

Cloud Foundry Foundation eases Kubernetes management with Kubo

3 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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 raises $16 million so you can stop signing paper documents

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

New Foundry Group Company Jobs Page

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

Twitter’s Gnip chief Chris Moody is joining Foundry Group

5 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

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

6 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

8 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...

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