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Foundry Group Raises $225 Million Early Stage VC Fund

Feb 26, 2008
Category Foundry

[]<-‘Foundry Group Raises $225 Million Early Stage VC Fund’

If you recognize the syntax above, you’ll recognize the first programming language I ever used.

10 PRINT “Foundry Group Raises $225 Million Early Stage VC Fund”

That would be the second language I coded in.

program FoundryLaunches(output); 
    WriteLn(‘Foundry Group Raises $225 Million Early Stage VC Fund’);

And that would be the third. These three examples are minor derivations of everyone’s first program – also known as “Hello World” – written in APL, Basic, and Pascal for the non-nerds among you.

Last year I co-founded Foundry Group with four partners – Seth Levine, Jason Mendelson, Ryan McIntyre, and Chris Wand. In the fall we closed our first fund – a $225 million fund aimed at funding early stage software and Internet companies in the United States.

We are now officially open for business. We’ve made a few investments which we’ll write about over the next few weeks. In the mean time we want to thank everyone – especially our new limited partners and the many entrepreneurs who we’ve worked with over the years – that have enabled us to be in a position to raise this fund.

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Bonus points to anyone that figures out the last programming language.