Colleen has worked in the Boulder startup community since 1999. Prior to joining Foundry Group she worked with Federated Media, Lijit Networks and Raindance Communications. Colleen enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her family and dogs camping, cycling and seeking adventure off the beaten path. Colleen assists Ryan McIntyre.
Partner, Foundry Group Next
Lindel joined Foundry Group Next in 2015 from UTIMCO and works on both fund investments as well as direct growth and opportunity investments.
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Brad is a founding partner of Foundry Group and works across the Foundry portfolio. He’s an avid writer, reader and runner.
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VP of Finance
Lena is a CPA with over 10 years experience in the venture capital industry. Prior to Foundry, Lena worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers both in San Jose and Denver. Typical of most Colorado transplants, Lena spends as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two young kids.
Annie joined Foundry Group in 2018 from Russell Reynolds Associates. After living in Los Angeles, Chicago & New York (with a brief stint in Wyoming), she has returned to the mountains where she feels most at home. She enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible, occasionally catching a fish or two on the fly. Annie supports Brad Feld.
Jaclyn Freeman Hester
Fund Investment Associate, Foundry Group Next
Jaclyn focuses on Partner Fund investments and portfolio management for Foundry Group Next, working closely with early-stage VCs across North America. Prior to joining Foundry, she practiced corporate law, advising clients on early-stage finance, private equity, and M&A. Jaclyn was also Executive Director of Startup Colorado while completing her JD/MBA at University of Colorado, Boulder. Between Red Rocks concerts and skiing the Rockies, this East Coast native is thrilled to call Colorado home.
Seth is a founding partner of Foundry Group and works across the Foundry portfolio. When he’s not investing you can find him riding his bike around the hills of Boulder.
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Jason is the General Counsel of Foundry Group and works across the Foundry portfolio. When he’s not being Foundry’s lawyer, he loves spending time with his wife and children, skiing, walking Colorado’s beautiful countryside with his dog, and sailing (when he can get to a coast).
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Micah graduated from CU and immersed himself in the Boulder startup community. Prior to joining Foundry Group, he worked at Techstars Boulder, was an Analyst for Signals Group in Israel and ran his own technology consulting company. Micah loves the outdoors where you might find him skiing, hiking, camping, or playing with his dogs. Micah assists Seth Levine.
An East Coast transplant, Shannon has been living and working in the Rocky Mountain West since 1998. Prior to joining Foundry Group, she was an EA at Twitter and began her career as a manuscripts archivist at the University of Wyoming. Shannon is an avid reader and loves the outdoors. Shannon assists Chris Moody.
Emily joined Foundry Group in 2018. Prior to this, she was an Executive Assistant at Sphero. Emily enjoys exploring Colorado with her husband, playing with her dog and cat, hiking, reading, and cooking. Emily assists Lindel Eakman and Jamey Sperans.
Ryan is a founding partner of Foundry Group focusing on investments across the Foundry portfolio. Ryan is an avid guitarist, songwriter, recording engineer, and runs the occasional marathon.
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Jason is a founding partner of Foundry Group. In his previous life he was a musician, software engineer, startup co-founder, and lawyer. Jason has written, directed and instrumented all of our music videos.
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Chris joined Foundry Group in 2017 after leading portfolio company GNIP to acquisition by Twitter and focuses on board work across our portfolio.
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Jamey joined Foundry Group Next in 2018 from Morgan Stanley and works on both fund investments as well as direct growth and opportunity investments.
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Jill has been with the Foundry Group team since May of 2000. Prior to this Jill was an executive assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in California and New Jersey. Jill enjoys the diverse spiritual culture in Boulder and sings with several local Kirtan groups. She also enjoys hiking and regular trips to Crestone, CO. Jill assists Jason Mendelson and Jason Lynch.
Rather than take a traditional venture approach, where investment “silos” are created around individual partners, Foundry Group approaches each of our investments as a collaborative team. Whether it’s the early evaluation of an investment opportunity or advising a portfolio company or fund manager long after we’ve made our initial investment, we believe our team approach enables us to make faster, better decisions. We also believe this is the best way to support entrepreneurs and managers with the full breadth and depth of our collective experience, expertise, and networks.
In the venture capital world, partners get all the glory. Without the hard work and behind-the-scenes support of a professional staff, however, no venture capital firm can succeed over the long haul. We’re lucky to work with some of the best in the business.