Startup Grind

The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem with Brad Feld

Episode Summary

In our Fireside chat with Brad Feld, an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, venture capitalist at Foundry Group and co-founder of TechStars we discuss something near and dear to our hearts: entrepreneurial communities. What makes startup communities thrive and how to improve collaboration in these rapidly evolving, complex environments. Learn more about Oracle for Startups

Episode Notes

Brad Feld lives in Boulder, Colorado and Homer, Alaska with his wife and is on a quest to run a marathon in every state in the US.Brad has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars. In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of UP Global. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC. Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 23 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.


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(Interviewed by StartupGrind's Chris Joannou).