Wussten Sie, dass Sie gemeinsam Marathons aus verschiedenen Teilen der Welt laufen können?
Translation: did you know you can run marathons together, from different parts of the world? That’s what three of our Partners did last week in honor of their unique friendship and love of long distance running in the BMW Berlin Marathon. Months of training, two sets of running shoes on the ground in Germany (Seth & Ryan), and one running in the dead of night (Brad, back in Colorado) and they were off, together, from two different parts of the world. The underlying message here is even when we are not working together, we support one another. #FoundryFamily #TeamGoals
As always, below is a recap of the key CEO threads, Don’s corner, “perk of the week” (back in two weeks), 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, 5pm-8pm (SF/TBD)
This year’s programming focuses on disruption and the future.
Thursday, 10/7, 7am-2pm PT
Bonus event: Join High Alpha Partner Kristian Andersen and Gumroad CEO & Founder Sahil Lavingia virtually on Wednesday, 10/20 at 10am PT (1pm ET) for High Alpha’s October Speaker Series. Register here.
Thursday, 10/21 at 11am PT (2pm ET)
During this 55-minute session, they’ll explore best practices for running a board search as a venture-backed CEO. They’ll cover how to define the criteria for your next director, where to source candidates, how to interview, as well as compensation and onboarding.
Brad Feld hosted “A Fireside Chat” with Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, Twilio and author of Ask Your Developer.
partner news &
Headlands West Advisory
Headlands West Advisory helps Foundry Group and our partner funds with market intelligence, relationship assistance, and M&A advisory for our portfolio companies.
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
Ever wondered where #GiveFirst came from and how it became a core philosophy at Techstars? Fraudmarc’s Keith Coleman and Give First Podcast hosts explore the value and meaning behind the phrase in the latest episode of Give First.
Ft. Brad Feld & David Cohen
DSW 2021: Frederich Nietzsche and Entrepreneurs – A Fireside Chat
With Brad Feld
DSW 2021: Ask a VC anything
With Jaclyn Hester & Natty Zola (Matchstick Ventures)
Plexo Capital Launches Education Platform For Emerging Fund Managers
Ft. Lindel Eakman
Building and Compensating Your Board
By Seth Levine
DSW 2021: Authors Showcase: “The New Builders”
With Seth Levine
DSW 2021: The Next Generation of Business Owners Aren’t Who You Think They Are
With Seth Levine
Foundry talent network
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Talent Spotlight: Zendesk
Zendesk is growing their Startup Partnerships team with openings focused on the East Coast and Europe. They are looking for former founders, investors, ecosystem builders or anyone else with experience working with startups and partners. Ideal candidates will understand the needs of Zendesk’s audience, have strong connections in their regional startup ecosystems and want to join a fun, high-impact team setting startups up with a best-in-class product.
Hot Freelance/Contract Tech Talent from our friends at 10x.
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What: Employee Goal and Reward Platform
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See how the platform can help your team drive stronger results.
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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.