Summer is over and it’s back to school. This semester we’re expanding our class at Foundry and welcoming a new student. If you have not already, please give a warm welcome to our newest member of the investment team, Angeli Agrawal!
Angeli brings a great mixture of investing, enterprise tech, education, and healthcare experience to Foundry. She’s worked at Kapor Capital, Chingona Ventures (a Foundry partner fund), and Plug and Play Ventures and has an MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. As an Investor at Foundry, Angeli will work closely with our partner funds and portfolio companies. We’re psyched to have her on the team.
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, Angeli, and Don
Brad Feld hosted “A Fireside Chat” with Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, Twilio and author of Ask Your Developer.
PARTNER NEWS &
AvidXchange has been named to the Women Tech Council (WTC) 2021 Shatter List and Chief Financial Officer, Joel Wilhite, was named a finalist for Charlotte Business Journal’s “2021 CFO of the Year” award.
From the Meru Health Blog: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s time to raise awareness, help relieve the stigma and learn strategies on how we can help those around us who are suffering.
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.
Don’s upcoming meetings
in the next 2 weeks
PIVOT: The Unsung Innovators Behind American Small Business
With Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride
Downsides of a white hot economy – VC Adventure
By Seth Levine
Entrepreneur en Español: These will be the stars of the largest entrepreneurship festival in Latin America and Canada
Ft. Brad Feld
FOUNDRY TALENT NETWORK
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Talent Spotlight: Erin Roeder.
She comes recommended via one of our Partners, Seth Levine via Bryan Leach from ibotta.
Hot Freelance/Contract Tech Talent from our friends at 10x.
For more information, please contact Sam Zeisler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Lucas James Talent Partners
Foundry Group is partnering with Lucas James Talent Partners to give startups access to their world-class recruiting services. LJTP offers a unique hiring solution that is designed specifically to support rapid-growth technology companies from Seed to Exit. Unlike most recruiting firms that charge 20-25% placement fees per hire, LJTP’s hourly model is a much more cost-effective option in providing additional hiring bandwidth for companies growing in volume.
As we look toward the second half of the year, we continue to grapple with questions surrounding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. One thing, however, is for certain: the health and safety of our network (and your families) are of utmost importance to us.
Due to the recent spike in cases around the U.S. and world, we have decided to postpone our CEO Summit from October to Spring, 2022. It will still take place at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, so if you’ve reserved your room already, we’ll simply move your reservation. If you’ve booked your flights, please contact your carrier to make arrangements. The new dates for the summit in the spring are still TBD, but we hope to determine this in the next few weeks. We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience.
In the meantime, we are busy planning other potential programming including regional/outdoor meet-ups and other digital content. We will send around another survey to gauge interest and to make the most out of the remainder of this year.
We want to thank those who have voiced their opinions and participated in the surveys and open dialogue surrounding this event and what is best for the network.