Brad Feld has experienced firsthand the power of startup communities in Boulder, CO, since 1995. He has been an early-stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987.
Prior to cofounding Foundry Group, he cofounded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate soft ware companies. Previously, Brad was an executive at AmeriData Technologies after it acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he cofounded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications. Brad is also a cofounder of TechStars.
Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor, Cheezburger, Fitbit, Gnip, MakerBot, MobileDay, Modular Robotics, Oblong, Orbotix, SEOMoz, Standing Cloud, and Yesware for Foundry Group. 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 and Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the boards of Startup Weekend and the Application Developers Alliance.
Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He writes the widely read blogs Feld Thoughts and Ask the VC. He has written three previous books: Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup; Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist; and Burning Entrepreneur: How to Launch, Fund, and Set Your Start-Up On Fire!
Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 22 marathons as part of his mission to run a marathon in each of the 50 states.