Brad Feld has a soft spot for young entrepreneurs.

At 47, the veteran entrepreneur and early-stage venture capitalist has written countless blog posts about entrepreneurship, venture capital and mentorship, as well as numerous books including: Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City and Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012 and 2013). And since co-launching the Foundry Group in 2007, the Boulder, Colo.-based VC has invested in more than 50 startups from Zynga and MakerBot Industries to StockTwits and Cheezburger. He also co-founded TechStars, among other VC firms.

And though he has served as a mentor for many young entrepreneurs, Feld has long said the best mentor/mentee relationship is reciprocal. "My partners and I continually learn all kinds of things about startups," he wrote recently on his own blog Feld Thoughts. "We learn by doing -- through our investing at Foundry Group. But we also learn by teaching -- through writing (books and blogs), talking to entrepreneurs continually about what we are thinking, and evangelizing the power of startups and entrepreneurship as widely as we can."

Ready to hear more? Here's Brad Feld on Winning Over Brad Feld, a video chat with YoungEntrepreneur.com correspondent and business coach Antonio Neves.

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