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We Will Miss You Matt

Matt Bencke passed away yesterday. We put the above photo and note up on the Foundry Group site yesterday but I was still processing it and wasn’t ready to blog about it until this morning. His partner and co-founder at Might AI – Daryn.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 20th, 2017Related News

Hope Is The Consequence of Action

Last night Amy and I hosted an event at our house for the ACLU and Earthjustice, two organizations we are significant supporters of. If you told me 20 years ago that I’d be spending a lot of my philanthropic energy supporting lawyers, I would h.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 18th, 2017Related News

Digital Security Is Not Working Very Well

We live in a digital world with a false sense of security. While watching Blade Runner 2049 I smiled during a scene near the end where Deckard says to K, “What Have You Done?!?!?” I expect that this false sense of security will still ex.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 16th, 2017Related News

My Partners Blogging In 2017

My partners Chris Moody, Seth Levine, and Lindel Eakman are all blogging right now. My other two partners, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson have blogged in the past, ut took a break in 2017. Also, the Foundry Group blog is always active, with occasi.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 15th, 2017Related News

Profiles on 2017 Boulder City Council Candidates

On October 19th, Engage Boulder is hosting a breakfast with me from 7:30am to 9:30am to discuss the past, present, and future of Boulder. I’ve lived and worked here since 1995 so I’ve seen, and be involved in, a lot of the evolution of o.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 13th, 2017Related News

On The Road Again

I was in Atlanta yesterday for Techstars Atlanta Demo Day. I’ll be here again today for Venture Atlanta and then I’m on to Kansas City for Techstars Kansas City Demo Day. Rule #1: Don’t eat the bugs on the window of the 23rd floor o.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 11th, 2017Related News

Building An Autonomous and Virtual World: Softbank Teams With Mapbox

The physical world will be the reference coordinates for the fleets of robot cars of our imagination. We’re living through the transformation from digital to virtual, and Softbank leading today’s investment of $164 million in Mapbox accelerates t.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 10th, 2017Related News

Marathon #25: Run Crazy Horse in South Dakota

I finished marathon #25 today and checked South Dakota off the list. I ran it with ten friends (nine of us did the marathon, two did the half) who were all part of my Chorus team that I started in June. While this was one of the most enjoyable marath.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 8th, 2017Related News

RIP AOL AIM

Among all the distressing news of the world, I heard today that AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on 12/15/17. AIM was the first instant messenger I used. My AOL account handle was bfeld, which stuck and is generally my handle for all things (li.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 7th, 2017Related News

Men, Sex, and Power

I had a long conversation with a friend last night that included a segment about men, sex, and power. I had just finished Ellen Pao’s book Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change which I thought was phenomenal (more in a separate pos.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 6th, 2017Related News

Rover Rolls Out On-Demand Walking in Denver

Last week Rover launched on-demand dog walking in Denver. They’re enhancing their existing marketplace experience by adding an assignment option, similar to Uber and Lyft, and bringing it to Colorado. It’s another exciting move by the company, an.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 4th, 2017Related News

My Boulder City Council Endorsements

Amy and I have always believed in this value and importance of voting. If there was any doubt about how this can impact our society, that doubt was obliterated in the 2016 election. Boulder has an odd-year election cycle so our local elections are ha.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 3rd, 2017Related News

Book: The Innovation Blind Spot

Recently, my friend Ross Baird came out with a new book, The Innovation Blind Spot. In the book, Ross outlines and diagnoses a problem that I’ve been exploring for over a decade: our innovation economy neglects many people and ideas. Ross kicks.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceOct 2nd, 2017Related News

Mesmerizing 30 Day Timelapse At Sea

This is worth the full ten minutes. Sit back, relax, and be amazed. The post Mesmerizing 30 Day Timelapse At Sea appeared first on Feld Thoughts. This is worth the full ten minutes. Sit back, relax, and be amazed. The post Mesmerizing 30 Day Tim.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceSep 28th, 2017Related News

Feminist Literature That I’m Reading

In response to my post Book: Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape several people asked me for the feminist literature reading list that Amy had put together for me. Following are the other ten books that I’m working my way through this fall......»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceSep 26th, 2017Related News

Emotional Lessons From the Collapse of the Internet Bubble

My friend Dave Jilk recently shared the following Robert Frost poem with me. Lodged by Robert Frost The rain to the wind said, ‘You push and I’ll pelt.’ They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceSep 24th, 2017Related News

Book: Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” – Margaret Atwood A few weeks ago, after reading the New York Times Sunday Review article The Book That Made Us Feminists, I asked Amy for several re.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceSep 23rd, 2017Related News

Last Chance to Sign Up For The Fall 2017 Venture Deals Course

Kauffman Fellows and Techstars are running another cycle of the Venture Deals course with me and Jason Mendelson. Signups close tomorrow as the course runs from 9/24/17 – 11/13/17. The course is free to everyone. The seven-week course, which i.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceSep 22nd, 2017Related News

Seattle Screenings of For Here or To Go?

Amy and I have been big supporters of a movie about immigration called For Here or To Go? With our friends at Boundless, we are sponsoring a week of screenings in Seattle. We are supplying a bunch of free tickets and – when they are used up &.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceSep 21st, 2017Related News

I’m Not Buying An iPhone 8

For starters, let’s look at some Golden Retriever puppies instead. I watched most of the Apple announcement last week (I was on vacation and hanging out waiting for Amy, so I just plopped down on the floor and watched Special Events on the Appl.....»»

Source:  FeldCategory: FinanceSep 20th, 2017Related News