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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)

10 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

Proposition: AWS isn’t always the low-cost provider. Discuss

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, says the public cloud landscape is changing in ways that may challenge the orthodoxy of AWS dominance. Proposition: AWS isn’t always the low-cost provider. Discuss originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….

Our Latest Book – Sleep Your Way to the TOP – Is Shipping

Jane Miller‘s first book Sleep Your Way to the TOP is out and available in digital and print. This is Jane’s first book and FG Press‘s second one. Around the Foundry Group Offices we’ve been referring to Jane as “Sheryl Sandberg meets...Show More Summary

Independent from AOL, About.me lands new $11M round

After being acquired by AOL in 2011 and bought back by its founders last year, online identity site About.me today announced a $11 million funding round. The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from True Ventures, SoftTech VC, …

The Right Way To Do A Software ROI Analysis

On Monday we had a Foundry Group portfolio company sales summit. We are fortunate in that we’ve got a bunch of amazing sales execs in our portfolio, including several CEOs like Howard Diamond of MobileDay and Matthew Bellows of Yesware who have long histories selling and building sales organizations. Show More Summary

Distil Networks Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Foundry Group and Techstars’ Bullet Time Ventures led the latest round, joined by ff Venture Capital, IDEA Fund Partners and Militello Capital.

Nix Hydra Scores $5M to Make Mobile Games for Girls, Not ‘Tech Dudes’

The female-focused mobile gaming startup has raised $5 million from Foundry Group to expand its hit game "Egg Baby" and launch new ones.

The IRS Scandal, Day 382

Daily Telegram: Emails Show IRS’ Scrutiny of Some Groups Came from D.C., Not Ohio The Foundry: Lawmakers Seek Details on IRS Targeting From Justice Official News Busters: IRS Delays New Rules That Regulate Nonprofit Groups Like the Tea Party, ABC and NBC Spike News News Max: Cleta Mitchell: Proposed IRS...

Support The Open Internet

Just now Fred Wilson posted an Open Internet Letter to the FCC that my partners and I at Foundry Group signed on to. It came together in the last 24 hours and was driven by our friends at Union Square Ventures. If you are a VC and are interested in signing on before we file this formally […] The post Support The Open Internet appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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