Archives / February, 2009

Got Dog? Get Together Tag

I love my dogs.  I have two giant golden retrievers – Kenai and Brooks.   Dogster (where I’m an investor) recently launched a new Together Tag pet ID service in partnership with the American Red Cross.  It’s a comprehensive and well thought out service that goes beyond things like microchipping your pet. It’s inexpensive –…

The Brad Feld iPhone App

In case you don’t get enough of me, you can now download the Brad Feld iPhone app.  Or – from your iPhone – just do an App Store search on Brad Feld.  As a result of the Brad Feld iPhone app you can easily get the blogs from Feld Thoughts, Ask the VC, Foundry Group,…

Tonight In Seattle

I’m heading out to Seattle for a board meeting and a few other things.  Tonight, I’m going to be doing an event called Beers and Boulder with Brad.  I’m going to talk about entrepreneurial communities, the critical importance of entrepreneurship and innovation today,  TechStars, what we’ve done in Boulder to drive entrepreneurship that can apply…

TechStars Boston

Last week while I was off the grid for my Q1 vacation, TechStars announced that we are doing a Boston program this summer.  Applications for both the Boston and the Boulder programs are open until March 21, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM MDT, but apply before 3/1/09 and be eligible to attend TechStars for a Day….

Founder Dilution Survey

Sim Simeonov, a partner at Polaris Venture Partners, sent me (along with a bunch of his closest friends) the following email this morning. “Founders often ask about the dilution they are likely to experience through exit. There are rules of thumb but there is no good data about what happens to common stock (at least,…

What The Government Should Do With $1 Billion

Don Dodge totally nails it in his post Create 50,000 companies for $1B.  He builds on Fred Wilson’s No Thanks post when discussing what the US government should do with 1/20th of auto industry bailout money.  “Government should create incentives for investment.  It is probably best not to make the investments directly. There are already…

Entrepreneur Magazine – Check Your VC’s Pulse

My monthly column in Entrepreneur Magazine is up (and on the newsstands).  This month’s article is titled Check Your VC’s Pulse and offers entrepreneurs three important questions to ask your VC investors to understand better the health of their firm.  It also explains what the various answers to the questions mean. As an addendum to the…

Q1 Vacation Included Two Highly Relevant Books

I’m back in Boulder from my Q1 vacation with Amy.  We spent the first few days at our ski house in Keystone with the Wilson Quintet (Fred, Joanne, Jessica, Emily, and Josh).  We then went to Paradise Island in the Bahamas with our Boston friends Warren and Ilana Katz.  We had a great time chilling…

Doombas

I’m completely laughing my ass off after watching Samantha Bee’s Future Shock – Roombas  of Doom segment on Comedy Central. The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Future Shock – Roombas of Doom Daily Show Full Episodes Important Things With Demetri Martin Funny Political News Joke of the Day Totally hilarious. …