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Technology

Drones, Drones and Drones

I’m really excited about our latest investment in 3DRobotics.  In short, they are developing the leading technology platform and community around Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  The official Foundry post is here. I think that most people hear the word “drone” and picture war machines, Terminator movies, “Big Brother” surveillance and other uses that make many…

Sympoz Launches Programs on Starting Companies

One of our portfolio companies, Sympoz has announced the launch of their programs targeting startup entrepreneurs.  Even better, the series stars some of my favorite people in startup land:  my partner Brad Feld, along with Brad Bernthal of the University of Colorado Law School and Mike Platt , partner at Cooley LLP.  We teach you everything that…

New Colorado Meetup for “Infopreneurs”

As the knowledge economy grows, there is a new breed of information entrepreneurs or “infopreneurs” that is emerging.   The Internet is really just one big platform for creating these new information-based businesses.  And there is very little upfront investment or infrastructure needed.  Unlike any time prior in history, entrepreneurs can create multi-million dollar businesses just…

Zayo Group is Hiring

My friend, Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo is hiring.  And unlike many companies, he is looking for recent college grads.  Dan is a great guy and the folks that I’ve meet at his company are as well.  In his words: “Amazingly, in this economy it is hard to fill key positions.  Zayo occasionally looks to fill…

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…

Call For All US-based Open Coffee Clubs

About 4 years ago, I founded the Boulder Open Coffee Club.  It’s been a massive success with about 50-70 people attending each event.  The popularity of it, in fact, has led to the creation of a Denver Open Coffee Club by local entrepreneur Michael Sitarzewski. The Coffee Club has become a real local hub where…

Marketing 2.0 Bootcamp. In Boulder. And It’s FREE

For all of you out there interested in metrics-based marketing (and if marketing is your thing, you should be interested), here is a must attend event. Sponsored by Trada, Silicon Flatirons, CU Marketing Department and SendGrid, this event promises to share their collective knowledge along with a host of great speakers. Tickets are limited to…

ADD-on-CON

ADD-on-CON is back this year and it’s going to be a great conference.  Before I get into the nitty gritty, let me invite you to a Jason deal for registration:  SuperSecretAddonConDiscount This year will be an especially meaty discussion, in part because of the amount of press about how the Web is Dead.  I say…

Blur Conference is Coming

I’m excited about the upcoming Blur Conference showcasing thought leadership in the human computer interaction ecosystem. As active investors in the area, we’ll be there in full force along with some of our companies. Interested in the conference?  Check out Brad’s earlier post about it. And see below for a cool promo video from Organic…