CEO Bi-Weekly Summary | 06.04.2021

Hi everyone.

If you didn’t know, May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Right on its heels, Grand Slam tennis star, Naomi Osaka, announced her withdrawal from French Open. This was a watershed moment for not only athletes but a powerful moment around the conversation of mental health. If this topic interests you, we encourage you to watch the film The Weight of Gold which stars Integrate’s CEO (and Olympic skier) Jeremy Bloom and was financially supported by Brad Feld.

At Foundry Group, we believe in the importance of mental health. Having invested in Meru Health we underwrite a 12-week Digital Treatment Program for Depression, Anxiety, and Burnout to CEOs in our network. If you have not taken advantage of this and think this might be helpful to you, sign up here.  

As always, below is a recap of the key CEO threads, Don’s corner, “perk of the week,” as well as a preview of what’s on tap.

 Until then, be well and kind to one another.

 Rena, Seth, Ryan, Moody, Jaclyn, Lindel, Brad, Lynch, Lena, and Don

COMING UP

June (Virtual) CEO Summit

Countdown to the June (Virtual) CEO Summit, June 10-11! View the updated lineup and register here. New panels include Mindfulness Matters: “Emotional Intelligence Training for Leaders” and a panel on Corporate Venture Capital investing.

IN CASE YOU
MISSED IT

Brad Feld hosted “A Fireside Chat” with Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, Twilio and author of Ask Your Developer.

CEO THREADS

(group archive here)

EXEC THREADS

(group archive here)

FOUNDRY PORTFOLIO
PARTNER NEWS &
HAPPENINGS

Brad Feld (and Co-Author, Dave Jilk)

These two were included in TechCrunch and The Village podcast about their new book, The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors

Molekule

Molekule made the Rolling Stone:
“RS Recommends: Get the Portable Air Purifier Madison Square Garden is Using at Its Shows”

Looking Glass Factory

Looking Glass Factory added an awesome
new
board member

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic announced its plans to acquire Sensu

DON'S CORNER

Corp Dev: Don Loeb

Headlands West Advisory

Please email Don if you’re interested in talking about any of these companies/people, especially those scheduled for the
next couple of weeks.

Slack

Slack Fund

Walmart

VC Day

VC Day

Facebook

F8 summit

F8 summit

Atlassian

Director, CorpDev

Intuit (Mint)

Senior BD / Strategic Partnerships

MS&AD Ventures

Managing Partner

ADC

Dr. Safa Rifka

Board Chair

ByteDance / Tiktok

Business Development / Strategy

Wamda Capital

Partner

M13

GP

YC

Principal

Don’s upcoming meetings
(cu
rrently scheduled)
in the next 2 weeks

Airbnb

Director, Sustainability

Microsoft

Sr Director Azure / AI Strategy

Farfetch

Innovation Principal

Engine Media

Chief Product Officer

Discover

CMO

Twitter

Principal CorpDev & Strategy

Snap

Corporate Strategy & Development

Outbrain

SVP Strategy

Issuu

CEO

FOUNDRY THOUGHTS
AND UPDATES

Google Enters Hologramland

by Brad Feld

Shipped! The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche

by Brad Feld

You Need More Nietzsche in Your Life

by Seth Levine

Monsters

by Brad Feld

No TV Summer

by Brad Feld

Colorado Startup Summer 2021 – Request for Companies

by Brad Feld

PERK OF
THE WEEK

Who: HubSpot

What: Startups Growth Platform

Perk: Apply to get up to 90% off with the custom Foundry Group network link.

About: Startups grow better and scale faster with HubSpot for Startups. The program offers education and training, 24/7 support, HubSpot Growth Platform, and access to over 600 software integrations, all at a startup-friendly price. Startups can manage contacts in our free (forever) CRM, sell better through HubSpot’s robust suite of sales tools, manage all marketing through our full suite of marketing automation tools, clean your data with our operations tools and close the loop with customers with our service tools. Getting your first customers or your 100,000th customer, and keeping them happy, has never been easier for startups than through HubSpot for Startups.

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