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The Puck: Venture Capital & Beyond — Episode 27: Brad Feld, author and co-founder of Foundry Group

This week, Jim speaks with Brad Feld, author of the recently published The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche, as well as co-founder of Foundry Group, a tech-focused venture fund located in Boulder Colorado. Brad and Jim discuss how Brad accidentally became a venture capitalist, gender and racial equity in the venture world, and setting aside bias as a leader. They then move onto the advantages of Zoom meetings over old-school IPO roadshows (especially during the fundraising stage) and Brad’s experience with philosophy and bringing stoicism to entrepreneurship.

Thirty Minute Mentors Episode 38: Venture Capitalist Brad Feld

One of the best-known venture capitalists in the country, Brad Feld is the co-founder of Foundry Group and Techstars and an early investor in Zynga and Fitbit. Brad joins Adam to share his best lessons from a career building and investing in businesses and studying the ecosystem that allows them to thrive. Brad and Adam discuss the role of failure in entrepreneurial success, how to approach fundraising and investing, and how to find and become a great mentor.

Join Adam and the best network of mentors - Fortune 500 CEOs, founders of household name companies, Hall of Fame and Olympic gold medal winning athletes, political and military leaders - for intimate half-hour conversations each week.

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VC Brad Feld Gets Philosophical (Recruit Rockstars 423)

Brad Feld is one of the nation’s most prolific Venture Capital investors & business authors.

He’s been investing in early-stage companies since 1995, with dozens of successes to his credit. Based in Boulder, Brad is Co-Founder of both Foundry Group and Techstars.

Foundry’s portfolio companies include Whoop, Suzy, Ordermark, Glowforge, and Drip.

When he’s not investing, Brad is writing. He’s got 8 books on entrepreneurship to his credit.

And now, he’s got a new one “The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors” co-authored with serial entrepreneur Dave Jilk with a forward by Reid Hoffman

It turns out that Friedrich Nietzsche, the late 1800’s philosopher, wrote countless lessons that could be easily applied to entrepreneurship.

In the book, each quick, digestible chapter expands on a quote from Nietzsche to stimulate your thinking about a vital aspect of entrepreneurship, with stories from real-life entrepreneurs help make the ideas concrete.

The book is fascinating, as is Brad.

In this 20-minute conversation, he reveals the lonely struggles that entrepreneurs face & how to keep your wits about you, no matter what role you play in scaling a company.

Why Brad Feld Thinks Founders Need to Be Open About Mental Health

On this week's episode of The Human Factor, Eric Schurenberg is joined by Techstars and Foundry Group co-founder Brad Feld. Feld has done pretty much everything--he's an entrepreneur, author, blogger, investor, mentor and dyed-in-the-wool iconoclast, but also, he's frank about the things a lot of founders struggle with, like failure and mental health.

Give First

In the startup world, Give First means simply trying to help anyone — especially entrepreneurs — with no expectation of getting anything back.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap.

Bias

If you're human, you're biased. Now what? 
Bias challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut.

$AVVY

$avvy explores why it’s critical for women to understand and take control of their personal finances.

Venture Deals

As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there is little reliable information focused on venture capital deals.