Brad Feld

  • Unshackled Is A New $3.5M Early Stage Fund That Looks A Lot Like An Accelerator

    The idea of a startup studio, a hybrid between a VC fund and a coworking space and an accelerator, is becoming more and more popular. Today, yet another ‘startup studio’ is being announced by founders Nitin Pachisia and Manan Mehta, and they’re calling it the Unshackled Fund. The duo has put together $3.5 million in funding, as well as 50 of some of the most influential… Read More

  • India’s World Startup Report Is Released And The Future Of Technology Looks Bright For The Country

    India’s World Startup Report Is Released And The Future Of Technology Looks Bright For The Country

    Wrapping your brain around technology trends here in the United States, or even just in Silicon Valley, is a chore. Figuring out the trends and who the major players are in an emerging market like India is 10 times as difficult. Bowei Gai, former LinkedIn employee by way of his company CardMuncher being acquired, has done just that under his World Startup Report umbrella. Brad Feld and… Read More

  • Dumb Employers, Lucky Startups And An Untapped Reservoir

    Dumb Employers, Lucky Startups And An Untapped Reservoir

    A group of women is re-entering the workforce today and reshaping how products are made across key tech sectors like health & wellness, commerce and social products. Not only do they have the experience of raising families, but they’ve been business and technology leaders earlier in life. They’re becoming founders and leaders at startups and in the very companies they’ve… Read More

  • In The Belly Of The TechStars Beast. Have Seed Valuations Gone Insane? (TCTV)

    Earlier today, I dropped by the TechStars NY office to check out some of the startups in its inaugural class in New York City before they do their big Demo Day next week. The place was buzzing, and the startups I saw were all way more polished than I expected. I wasn’t the only one there to get an early peek. Rich Miner of Google Ventures and Mark Suster of GRP (and also a regular… Read More

  • The Foundry Group's Brad Feld Launches Personal Groupon Clone

    In what is definitely a contender for strangest news of the day, The Foundry Group Managing Director Brad Feld has just debuted his own Groupon clone called “Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals.”┬áHe built the clone through Seattle TechStars company┬áDeal Co-Op which successfully pitched him on the “anyone can do daily deals” aspect of their service. Read More

  • Fitness Tracker Fitbit Gains Another $8 Million

    Fitness technology startup and TC 50 finalist Fitbit just raised $8 million in funding, judging by this recent SEC Form D filing. According to information gleaned from the document, the $8 million looks to be part of a Series B round that the company hopes will eventually top out at $9 million. The filing also lists The Foundry’s Brad Feld as joining the board as part of the financing… Read More

  • The Top Ten VC Blogs (New And Improved)

    Every so often, venture capitalist Larry Cheng puts out a list of the top VC blogs. Previously, he ranked the blogs by how many subscribers they have on Google Reader. But now he’s changed his methodology and is ranking them by average monthly unique visitors, based on Compete data. He just came out with his new global ranking for the fourth quarter of 2009. Below are the top ten… Read More