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I’ve been working on the Startup Visa since I first wrote about it on 9/10/2009 in my post The Founders Visa Movement. While there has periodically been improvement on the margins on the issue, I think our federal government has broadly failed us on this…
I’ve been working on the Startup Visa since I first wrote about it on 9/10/2009 in my post The Founders Visa Movement. While there has periodically been improvement on the margins on the issue, I think our federal government has broadly failed us on this front. So, I’m going to try something different. Yesterday, CU Boulder... Read more
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As Sean Wise and I roll through the Canadian edition of our tour for our latest book, Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, we’ve been talking a lot about the starting point of one’s entrepreneurial journey. I’ve talked about mine…
As Sean Wise and I roll through the Canadian edition of our tour for our latest book, Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, we’ve been talking a lot about the starting point of one’s entrepreneurial journey. I’ve talked about mine intermittently but was reminded recently about a summer that really started me down the entrepreneurial path. Anyone... Read more
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If you are a founder or employee of a startup in Boulder and want to increase the overall effectiveness of our local Boulder government, please help us fund the Code for America Fellowship in Boulder. We are raising a total of $75,000 to match the $75,000…
If you are a founder or employee of a startup in Boulder and want to increase the overall effectiveness of our local Boulder government, please help us fund the Code for America Fellowship in Boulder. We are raising a total of $75,000 to match the $75,000 being contributed to this effort by the City of Boulder. So far $30,000... Read more
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I’ve decided to try something new on this blog. Rather than using up full posts for short announcements, I’ve added a new block for announcements at the top of the home page. It’s in orange, will generally be only a few lines, and include a link. Since…
I’ve decided to try something new on this blog. Rather than using up full posts for short announcements, I’ve added a new block for announcements at the top of the home page. It’s in orange, will generally be only a few lines, and include a link. Since these are just blog posts being formatted differently,... Read more
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If you are a technology product manager in Colorado, take a look at the new Colorado Product group. The first meetup is on 4/2/15 and features a talk from Adit Vaidya, Product Manager for Facebook Groups.
If you are a technology product manager in Colorado, take a look at the new Colorado Product group. The first meetup is on 4/2/15 and features a talk from Adit Vaidya, Product Manager for Facebook Groups.
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I’ll be interviewing Yoav Lurie and Justin Segall of Simple Energy on 3/31/15 from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Register and come join us.
I’ll be interviewing Yoav Lurie and Justin Segall of Simple Energy on 3/31/15 from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Register and come join us.
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As of today The Intel Trinity,The: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company wins my award for best business book of 2015. I got an Apple ][ for my bar mitzvah in 1978. Ever since then I’ve been fascinated…
As of today The Intel Trinity,The: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company wins my award for best business book of 2015. I got an Apple ][ for my bar mitzvah in 1978. Ever since then I’ve been fascinated with computers and the computer industry. I obviously missed the 1950s... Read more
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On Monday March 30th 6:30-8:30pm at Impact Hub Boulder I’ll be part of a panel discussing the questions  “What’s the big deal about diversity in business today? Isn’t everyone on board with the idea that diverse teams produce better results? What are we…
On Monday March 30th 6:30-8:30pm at Impact Hub Boulder I’ll be part of a panel discussing the questions  “What’s the big deal about diversity in business today? Isn’t everyone on board with the idea that diverse teams produce better results? What are we missing?”
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I got the following question the other day. “If you get a chance, I’d request you to write a blog post about various business decision related conflicts or misunderstanding that might occur in a partnership and how you folks at the Foundry Group resolve…
I got the following question the other day. “If you get a chance, I’d request you to write a blog post about various business decision related conflicts or misunderstanding that might occur in a partnership and how you folks at the Foundry Group resolve it. My partners and I grapple with such challenges quite often.”... Read more
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From your experiences, what type of issue generates the most difficult to solve partnership conflicts? What advise would you give to help prevent it or to stave off its escalation? 
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Following is a guest post from Zack Rosen at Pantheon about his experience shadowing Jud Valeski, founder and then-CEO of Gnip for a day in 2012. Behind the stories of most first-time venture-backed CEOs building startups and attacking markets at…
Following is a guest post from Zack Rosen at Pantheon about his experience shadowing Jud Valeski, founder and then-CEO of Gnip for a day in 2012. Behind the stories of most first-time venture-backed CEOs building startups and attacking markets at breakneck speed, there is usually a tight network of mentors and peers showing them the ropes... Read more
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I first discovered David Eagleman in a 2011 New Yorker article titled The Possibilian that Amy had torn off and put in my “to read” pile. It was a fascinating long article on his research, life, and ideas about time and death especially around the…
I first discovered David Eagleman in a 2011 New Yorker article titled The Possibilian that Amy had torn off and put in my “to read” pile. It was a fascinating long article on his research, life, and ideas about time and death especially around the question, “Why does time slow down when we fear for our lives?” In the... Read more
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I recently received a long email from a CEO, who I don’t know, about an anxiety attack he had. At the end, was a pertinent question that I don’t think I’ve ever addressed before. “What is my responsibility to openly communicate this important matter to…
I recently received a long email from a CEO, who I don’t know, about an anxiety attack he had. At the end, was a pertinent question that I don’t think I’ve ever addressed before. “What is my responsibility to openly communicate this important matter to the Board? And how do I balance what I feel... Read more
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I'm a managing director at Foundry Group. I live in Boulder, Colorado, invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons, and read a lot.
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I'm one of the managing directors at Foundry Group, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage software / Internet companies throughout the United States. I'm also the co-founder of TechStars, a mentor-driven accelerator, author of several books and blogs, and a marathon runner.
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    SM Management, 1987 - 1988
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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