One area I’ve not explored very much is raising venture capital. So I’m attempting to remedy that through my conversation with Brad Feld, co-founder of Foundry Group. Our conversation has a few twists and turns, and we talk about his experience with depression, why authenticity is so important for entrepreneurs, and how meditation can help introverts manage their energy. Of course, we also talk a bit about what it takes to successfully raise money from investors.
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.
He is active on the board of several nonprofits, and is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. Brad writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC.