Archives / April, 2009

Why Be Personally Responsible When You Can Sue?

I saw a billboard last week for Who Can I Sue? and nearly puked.  Their stated mission is to: "provide (i) an efficient portal for its users to browse and find relevant information about a variety of legal claims, (ii) an ability for users to determine if they are qualified for a particular claim, and…

Sam Zell At CU

In the continuing Entrepreneurs Unplugged series, next week Sam Zell will be visiting the university. April 22nd, at noon in the large (Boulder NewTech Meetup) courtroom at the law school.  More info here.  It is free, but you must register, so keep that in mind. Sam is always an interesting interviewee and speaker and even…

Brad Feld Lifetime Achievement Award?

Is he really that old?  Nah, not really, but last night Brad received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship as part of the first annual Entrepreneurship Mashup event.  The event was a huge success with a couple of hundred of folks showing up representing all facets of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in and around Boulder.  It…

Law Firm 2.0 – What might the future of law firms look like?

In my continuing Law Firm 2.0 series, today I ask the question: So what will the future of the law firm look like, especially if the status quo situation remains? Here are some predictions. First, the continued splintering of the relationship between the client and the firm will splinter in ways that will minimize their…

How To Get A Job In Venture Capital

I get asked often how I got into venture capital and how interested folks may get involved as well. I always tell them that I “fell” into the job, as most folks that I know who are VCs and that everyone has a different and unique story. I then point them to my partner Seth’s…

Intermountain West Music Scene

My friend, Mark Solon of Highway 12 Ventures (A VC firm that I like very much) has a great post today on the music scene of the Intermountain West. Mark is an early-stage investor like us and focuses on the region west of the Rockies all the way to the Cascades and Sierras.  He decided…

Making Social Computing Work for You – Ann Arbor, MI

Fresh off the heels of my recent Ann Arbor visit, I came back to Boulder to find out that one of our companies, Newsgator is participating in a great executive educational program:  Making Social Computing Work In Your Enterprise. It’s June 1-3 and will feature cutting edge research from faculty and on-the-front-lines practical advice from…

Brad Feld As Your Personal Chef

Times are a bit tough and Brad is looking to make a little extra cash on the side.  To that end, he is going to be behind the corner at our local Spud Bros serving up the best in fried delicacies. Here is your chance to taste the culinary talents of Mr. Feld and /…

Shareholder Representative Services NVCA Dinner

If you are heading to the annual NVCA meeting, one of the hip events is the SRS dinner on April 29th. They are holding the dinner at the test kitchen of Legal Seafoods with chef Justin Hamilton bringing out his creativity. It’s an invite only dinner, but "I know some people" so if you are…

Entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor, Michigan

I just returned from Ann Arbor where I was on a "quest" for the center of entrepreneurship, startups and innovation. It’s always been a thesis of mine that Ann Arbor should have a vibrant startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem.  It’s a lot like Boulder in many respects.  That being said, my alma mater has previously disappointed…