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Brad Feld

Brad Feld is currently a Managing Director at Foundry Group, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on the information technology sector. He is ... More »Brad Feld is currently a Managing Director at Foundry Group, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on the information technology sector. He is also a Managing Director at Mobius Venture Capital. Prior to Mobius, Brad founded Feld Technologies, which was sold to AmeriData Technologies in 1993, where he became Chief Technology Officer. Brad currently serves on the boards of a number of private companies, including ePartners, FeedBurner, Gold Systems, Judy's Book, NewsGator, Rally Software, and StillSecure. In addition, he is on the board of The National Center for Women & Information Technology, The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, and The Colorado Conservation Trust. Brad has previously been a member of the board of directors of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and founded the Boston and Colorado chapters. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Brad loves to read, is an...

Brad Feld’s four ingredients for thriving startup cities

In about twenty minutes, Brad Feld, who is without exaggeration the godfather to the Boulder startup community, explained exactly why it is that Boulder feels like a town on the verge, and why it’s teeming with startups. A lot of it has to do with Feld himself. It’s not just that ...

TechStar Co-Founder Brad Feld Answers The Question, “Are We Experiencing A Startup Acceler...

By mid-2011 he noted, “As seed accelerators have exploded in number world-wide, it’s become nearly impossible to keep this (Google Doc) working.” I recently discussed the explosion of seed accelerators and incubators with Brad Feld, who, as the Co-Founder of acclaimed startup accelerator ...

'Robotics for kids' start-up raises $3 million The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blog Term Sheet

FORTUNE -- Venture capitalist Brad Feld is best known for his early bets on Internet companies, like Cheezburger, Feedburner (acquired by GOOG ) and Zynga ( ZNGA ). But a lot of his attention these days is being consumed by robotics, which he likes to refer to as "software in plastic. " ...

How a Mysterious Robot Dinosaur Won Over Tech's Top Influencers

He’s written guest blog posts, complete with cartoon illustrations, for The Lean Startup author Eric Ries, Union Square Ventures Principal Fred Wilson and Foundry Group Managing Director Brad Feld. “I’m a huge fan of FAKEGRIMLOCK, occasionally commenting on his comments, but often ...

Harvard Introduces 'Falik Men's Room' Following $100,000 Donation From Good-Humored Alumnus

Venture capitalist Brad Feld was shocked when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology refused his offer to endow a bathroom on grounds it was inappropriate. But Feld met no such opposition from the University of Colorado at Boulder, which gladly put Feld's name on a ...

TechStars' Brad Feld: A Startup Community Needs a 20-year Time Horizon

Brad Feld sold his Boston startup and moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1995. The city already had a bustling entrepreneurial community, and Feld was soon in the thick of things. He co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, earlier, Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch software ...

TechStar Brad Feld: "Want Customers? Stop Marketing, Start ...

Serial entrepreneur, venture investor and startup accelerator pioneer Brad Feld has notoriously mocked traditional marketing throughout his career. Rejecting the paint-by-numbers approach to corporate communications deployed by most marketing executives, Brad has embraced ...

PandoList: MIT All-Stars

Many people may know Brad Feld as the founder of Tech Stars, Foundry Group, Mobius Venture Capital, Feld Technology, and Intensity Ventures -- and those are only some of the things he’s done throughout his career. However, before all of that, Brad was just a kid who loved ...

Restroom sponsor, Boulder venture capitalist Brad Feld a real go-getter

March 9, 2012 8:48 AM GMT Updated: 03/09/2012 01:48:43 AM MST Brad Feld, a venture capitalist, stands in the doorway of the restroom he bought the naming rights to at the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society building at CU-Boulder. (Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post) ...

OnTheGo Raises $700k Seed Round From Foundry Group’s AngelList Syndicate And Others To Improve Smart...

According to Foundry Group’s managing director Brad Feld, the firm has committed $2.5 million to make around 50 investments in companies listed on AngelList between now and the end of 2014. “Over the years, we’ve had many entrepreneurs ask if they can invest alongside us. We’ve never had ...

Will Large Investors Back 500 Startups' Growing Ambitions?

One person who’s backing 500 Startups is Brad Feld, a managing director at venture firm Foundry Group. He said he doesn’t know how far the strategy of 500 Startups–invest in loads of startups with small amounts, quickly see if they work and reinvest in the winners–would scale. “I don’t ...

New Rules Break Down the Walls for New Angel Investors

Brad Feld, a managing director of the Foundry Group, a Boulder, Colorado-based venture firm, has created a syndicate under AngelList called FG Angels that has attracted 140 backers, and could invest $285,201 in future deals. Mr. Feld says he is planning to make 50 investments ...

Maker movement catches eyes of venture capitalists

" Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, a venture capital firm in Boulder that backed San Francisco game maker Zynga, invested $10 million in MakerBot. "MakerBot has the potential to be the Apple or HP of the 3-D printing market," Feld wrote on his blog at the time. ...

Colleges Are Selling Naming Rights to Campus Restrooms

About 10 years ago, a venture capitalist named Brad Feld approached the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about putting his name on a campus bathroom. But MIT said it would be inappropriate, so instead, Feld endowed a restroom in the science building at the University of ...

Brad Feld to take closer look at Boston Innovation District after blog pushback

Boston Business Journal by Kyle Alspach, VC Editor Date: Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:33am EST - Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:51am EST Brad Feld plans to take a closer look at the South Boston Innovation District after responses to a blog post saying Cambridge is the most ...

Human And Machines: Beyond Touch : All Tech Considered : NPR

And Brad Feld has had enough. "The whole idea that it is socially acceptable or functionally acceptable to have a whole mass of humanity that is staring down at a piece of glass and pounding on it with their thumbs is kind of absurd," says Feld, a venture capitalist at the Foundry ...

Man And Machines: Beyond Touch : All Tech Considered : NPR

And Brad Feld has had enough. "The whole idea that it is socially acceptable or functionally acceptable to have a whole mass of humanity that is staring down at a piece of glass and pounding on it with their thumbs is kind of absurd," says Feld, a venture capitalist at the Foundry ...

Why One Executive Quit Business Travel Cold Turkey

If you’d like to have an in-person meeting with venture capitalist Brad Feld, there’s only one place where you can do it: Boulder, Colorado. Last year Feld, who is managing director at Foundry Group and co-founder of TechStars, announced he would no longer travel for business. He ...

Brad Feld Is Looking For Founders To Live And Work Rent-Free In His New Kansas City ‘Fiberhouse’ |

Brad Feld, the Boulder, Colorado-based entrepreneur and early stage investor, is well known for helping to jumpstart new tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems in areas outside of the well-trodden Silicon Valley region. The most recent place on which he’s set his sights? Kansas City. The ...

Supporting Start-Ups With Advice, Connections and Caffeine

In 2013, Brad Feld, managing director of Foundry Group, a venture firm in Boulder, Colo., bought the house next door and created Feld’s KC Fiber House Competition, which gives entrepreneurs a chance to live and work in the house rent-free for a year. Most of the entrepreneurs in ...

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