Mr. Mendelson Goes to Washington

Last week, I had the honor of testifying in front of Congress on the merits of enacting the Startup Visa.  It was a humbling experience.  I can’t remember being quite as nervous before a speaking engagement, but it all went well.  My partner in crime, Shervin Pishevar both sought bi-partisan support for the only guaranteed job creation tactic that I know.  Even better, it would cost American taxpayers absolutely nothing.

In preparation for the oral testimony, I drafted written testimony explaining why this bill must be passed, without delay and without the over politicizing that occurs any time the word “immigration” is heard in D.C.  The overall vibe on both sides of the floor seemed positive, so I’m cautiously optimistic, but then again this is Congress we are talking about.

If you are as passionate about this issue as we at Foundry Group are, get involved.  Tell your Congressperson to get engaged.

Special thanks to the NVCA, especially Emily Baker and Emily Mendell for helping Shervin and I through the process.

In case you don’t believe that I can put on a tie, above is proof.