Aug. 8, 2022

Brad Feld

Brad Feld is an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado. He began financing technology startups in the early 1990s, first as an angel and later as an institutional investor. He has...


Brad Feld is an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado. He began financing technology startups in the early 1990s, first as an angel and later as an institutional investor. He has written several books on entrepreneurship and in his latest book he focuses on the construction of effective startup boards.

 

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Startup Boards

 

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Transcript

 

1:38 - Introduction 

3:38 - Brad has written seven books

17:00 Recruiting a Diverse Board

24:26 Types of Boards

33:23 Communication in the Board

42:44 Three Questions

  • What inspires you?
  • What concerns you?
  • What excites you?

 

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Brad Feld

Author / Managing Director, Foundry

Brad Feld is a partner and co-founder of Foundry. He has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur for over 35 years, since founding his first company, Feld Technologies, in college. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars and, with his wife Amy Batchelor, runs the Anchor Point Foundation. Brad has written several books on entrepreneurship and venture capital and started blogging in 2004 before VC Twitter existed. Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an art collector and long-distance runner who enjoys wandering around alone in the mountains for hours at a time.