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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)

5 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

5 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.

What’s An LP Meeting Like?

Hunter Walk, one of the two founders of Homebrew, a VC firm started in 2013, just wrote a great post about Homebrew’s first LP meeting. My partners at Foundry Group and I are LPs in Homebrew and we’re actually hosting Hunter and his partner Satya Patel in Boulder for dinner tomorrow night, followed by some office […]

Drync soaks up $2.1M to build a better wine discovery app

9 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Drync announced today that it has raised $2.1 million from CrossLink Ventures, the Foundry Group, and other investors to continue building its wine discovery and buying tool. The company also released an iPad version of its app which...Show More Summary

Venture Capitalists Turned Publishers - It's All About Scratching Your Own Itch

Traditional publishing is in a state of turmoil. As the Chinese say, though, in chaos there is opportunity. To this end, I recently sat down with author, venture capitalist Brad Feld to talk about his new venture Foundry Group Press. Q:...Show More Summary

In WordPress Hosting Hell? Pantheon Now Supports WordPress

You may noticed from prior posts that we’ve had a difficult time at Foundry Group managing our growing portfolio of WordPress sites. We are not alone. You would think that by now, managing websites would be a solved problem, but that’s just not true. Show More Summary

Introducing FG Press

Every year or so my partners and I at Foundry Group create a new company, or start a new project, that we believe had the potential to change the way something works in our world, while simultaneously helping the entrepreneurs we work with, and the entrepreneurs we aspire to work with. For example, in 2006, […] The post Introducing FG Press appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Brad Feld loves 'learning machines'

Brad Feld has become something of a sage in the VC space for his prolific writing about everything from startup ecosystems to lean startup principles. Now, the Foundry Group founder is weighing in with his thoughts on what makes a standout chief executive officer. Show More Summary

Elder Scrolls Online Q&A focuses on group mechanics

ZeniMax Creative Director Paul Sage fielded 42 questions from the Tamriel Foundry community yesterday about grouping and other Elder Scrolls Online topics. Sage elaborated on various mechanics that PvE group members will encounter, such as healing, experience bonuses, role-swapping, switching alliances, and armor usage. Show More Summary

Should Venture Capitalists Dance?  An Interview With Foundry Group's Jason Mendelson

While Foundry Group has made a reputation as a nationally-focused early-stage venture firm, they are also known for having a lot of fun. In 2011, they launched a "Justin Timberlake meets VC" video called I'm a VC that got nearly 100,000 views. Show More Summary

Intel: Marvell Would be Ideal Foundry Customer, Says Citi

Citigroup’s chip analyst Glen Yeung today reiterates a Buy rating on shares of Intel (INTC), and a $28 price target, pondering whether chip designer Marvell Technology Group (MRVL) might be the next big client for Intel’s contract manufacturing operations. “We believe that Intel is gaining customer traction in their foundry business, consistent with the company’s [...]

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