Hi Everyone. Network CEOs: “What have you been up to, Foundry?”Us: “We’re so glad you asked! We’ve been busy working on our brand. Soon we’ll have a new look, an updated website, and platform experience to support our unique network of Founders, GPs and LPs. Foundry is evolving, and we cannot wait to unveil the final product one month from now.”Stay tuned for the launch.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
November 2, 2021
Brad Feld hosted “A Fireside Chat” with Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, Twilio and author of Ask Your Developer.
PARTNER NEWS &
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
Hello from Foundry Group’s newest Investor
By Angeli Agrawal
Venturing out: Foundry Group adds a rising star investor, Angeli Agrawal
By News Nation USA
Below the Line Podcast Episode #117:
Continuing to Evolve as an Investor
Interview with Brad Feld
Recruit Rockstars Episode 423: Brad Feld Gets Philosophical
Ft. Brad Feld
Something Ventured Podcast: Brad Feld: “Friedrich Nietzsche is the
Patron Philosopher of Today’s Entrepreneurs”
Ft. Brad Feld
In the latest Techstars #GiveFirst podcast, Brad Feld talks to Bain Capital Ventures’ Matt Harris about his career as an investor and how he has supported entrepreneurs on a now-25+ year journey that has paralleled, and shaped, that of venture capital in the age of the internet.
Ft. Brad Feld
Why do the media always pit labor against capital? – TechCrunch
Contributor: Seth Levine
The Full Ratchet Episode #299: The Decline of Entrepreneurship in America, Systemic Inequity in Supporting Small Businesses, and the “Capital vs. Labor” Debate
Interview with Seth Levine & Elizabeth MacBride
FOUNDRY TALENT NETWORK
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Talent Spotlight: Forrest Baringer-Jones
He comes recommended via one of our Partner Funds, Uncork Capital.
Hot Freelance/Contract Tech Talent from our friends at 10x.
For more information, please contact Sam Zeisler at email@example.com.
What: Employee Goal and Reward Platform
Perk: 50% off unlimited users for 12 months
About: Without clear goals, people work in circles.
GoalFlow simplifies employee goals and rewards, making the experience better for everyone. Company-wide goals cascade down to teams and individuals, keeping teams and departments aligned. Employees choose their rewards (crypto, gift cards, cash) and get paid automatically based on performance.
See how the platform can help your team drive stronger results.
Contact: Email Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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.