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Techstars Boulder Rocks

Every year, I mentor a company from the Techstars Boulder class.  It’s been a great journey, because of that we’ve invested in great companies like Next Big Sound and PivotDesk.  Those two companies represented radically different ends of the startup spectrum.  NextBigSound was still finishing up college when they started Techstars, in fact, they were flying back and forth to…

I’m Adopting A VC Code of Conduct

A few days ago, Gil Dibner posted what he called a VC code of conduct.  I read articles all the time where VC’s write about how venture capital “should work” and the vast majority of the time I either disagree or find them a waste of time.  I feel that most of these articles are…

I’m a VC – My First Foray Into Film Making

Last May, I got an idea stuck in my head that I should create a music video to promote the release of Venture Deals:  Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist, written by yours truly and my partner Brad Feld.  It was a germination of a conversation that I had with Emily Mendell (VP…

Organic Motion Powers Avatar Exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Museum

One of our companies Organic Motion is powering an awesomely cool exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Museum. By use of their marker-less computer vision platform, one can put themselves in the middle of James Cameron’s Avatar. Here is a great news report about the event including an intro from James Cameron, himself. Also, here is an…

Our Investment in Attachments.me

Today we announced our investment in Attachments.me. What is attachments.me? It’s a really cool company and one that I’m proud to be associated with. Imagine that you remember someone sent you a document about a particular subject or a funny video.  You just don’t remember who sent it to you or what the email text…

Next Big Sound Powers Billboard’s Social 50 Chart

Today, Next Big Sound and Billboard announced the birth of the Social 50 which ranks the top 50 musical artists on the world’s leading social media sites. Given the upheaval in the music industry in that it has moved away from radio spins and record sales as the sole factors in achieving success, it’s great…

Foundry Group Raises New Venture Fund

I’m really pleased today to report that we just closed on our second fund.  The fund is the exact same size as our last one: $225,000,000 in limited partner commitments. We are pleased to be working with a great group of investors. We will continue to do exactly what we have always done: invest in…

Great Interview – Seth Levine on Stocktwits TV

My partner Seth has a great interview on Stocktwits TV, hosted by one of the smartest and funniest entrepreneurs that I know, Howard Lindzon.  The topic is whether or not the Web is Dead.  (It’s not).  Also, he will give you his stock picks, as well.  This I can’t wait to see if he is…

Our Investment in Sifteo

Today, we announced our investment in Sifteo.  It was also picked up in PEHub.  I’m really excited to be a part of the team.  Founded by David Merrill and Jeevan Kalanithi, out of the MIT Media Lab, we believe that Sifteo is developing the next popular generation gaming platform that will go beyond the early…