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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

3 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

8 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

Interior design startup Havenly raises $5.8 million

Online interior design platform Havenly has raised $5.8 million, bringing its total Series A round of funding to $13.3 million. The round was led by Binary Capital with participation from Foundry Group and Chicago Ventures. Havenly plans...Show More Summary

Digital interior design platform Havenly raises additional $5.8M

With the goal of creating an ideal online experience for design and decor, Havenly had an impressive Series A2 round of funding, led by Binary Capital and existing investors Foundry Group and Chicago Ventures....

Dark Souls 3 runs at 900p on Xbox One, suffers stuttering

Dark Souls 3 is upscaled from 900p on Xbox One. Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry grabbed a copy of Dark Souls 3 via the Japanese Xbox marketplace and gave it a thorough testing. The group was able to confirm that the hardcore RPG runs at native 900p, as opposed to the PS4’s 1080p, and will therefore be […]

Hitman’s frame rate has improved a lot since beta

Hitman plays well with the frame rate capped at 30 – and it rarely misses that target. Digital Foundry has turned a critical eye on Hitman and found the frame rate situation has improved dramatically since beta. The group’s full report, available on Eurogamer, notes a 10-15 boost in FPS in the retail PS4 build […]

The Daily Startup: Vinted Clicks With $27 Million for Used Clothes Site

  Art by Mike Lucas In this morning’s Web roundup, Accel invested in a $27 million round in used clothing site Vinted. Foundry Group has tapped private equity veteran Linden Eakman to lead Foundry Group Next. And Gradle Inc., based on an open source software project of the same name, said it has raised $4.2 million and is planning a commercial offering.

Introducing Foundry Group Next

This was also posted on Brad Feld’s blog and a similar announcement is up on foundrygroup.com as well. Over the years at Foundry Group we’ve built an extensive network of companies. While we’ve invested in some of these directly, this actually represents the smallest set of companies that we are involved with. We have also invested indirectly in... Read more

Foundry Group Next

Over the years at Foundry Group we’ve built an extensive network of companies. While we’ve invested in some of these directly, this actually represents the smallest set of companies that we are involved with. We have also invested indirectly in many others through our investment in Techstars. Show More Summary

How Halo 5: Guardians manages a near-perfect 60fps

Halo 5 is silky smooth. How did 343 Industries manage this impressive feat? Now that Halo 5: Guardians has gone gold, Digital Foundry has subjected the final build to its loving attentions. According to the group’s analysis, Halo 5 maintains an almost perfect frame rate, duping frames only during loading transitions. It does this by […]

Startupy fashion company Betabrand raises $15M

San Francisco-based fashion label Betabrand, the startup that brings to you the Dress Pant Yoga Pants, announced today that it has closed $15 million in funding from Morgan Stanley and Foundry Group. Betabrand is not your usual clothing brand; the startup crowdsources designs and then jumps into production, creating items like the Best Travel Pants and […]

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