Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Brad Feld is co-founder of Foundry Group, a Boulder, Colo., venture-capital firm specializing in early-stage information-technology companies, and TechStars, a startup accelerator.

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How Can I Find a Partner Who Can Invest in My Business?
Finance

How Can I Find a Partner Who Can Invest in My Business?

Brad Feld, managing director, the Foundry Group, on the importance of choosing the right business partner before teaming up.
What's the Best Way to Attract Investor Interest?
Finance

What's the Best Way to Attract Investor Interest?

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, says to attract investors, first give them a product or service that they can check out for themselves.
How Can I Find Venture Capital for My Business?
Finance

How Can I Find Venture Capital for My Business?

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, on how to approach venture capitalists for backing.
How Can I Find Cash to Expand?
Finance

How Can I Find Cash to Expand?

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, on why your best source of financing is generating profits and early customers.
How Can I Find Funding As a Young Entrepreneur?
Finance

How Can I Find Funding As a Young Entrepreneur?

Brad Feld, managing director of the Foundry Group, on how first-time business owners can tap their network to identify potential investors.
Starting a Business

Investment Without Injury

VC investors should know when to limit their involvement--and entrepreneurs should stand firm on where to draw the line.
Starting a Business

Know When to Walk Away

Don't ask venture capitalists for referrals if they say they're not interested.
Starting a Business

The Investor as Visual Learner

For maximum impact and interest, give potential investors something to play with.
Starting a Business

Get Your Answers Straight

When feedback from different investors is cloudy, go to each of them individually to gain clarity.
Lines of Communication
Starting a Business

Lines of Communication

Should you let your employees talk directly to your VCs?
Finance

In the Know?

The inside scoop on what should and shouldn't be shared with your VC.
Finance

Is Your VC Into You?

Know how to discern whether your VC gets it or if it's time to look for financing elsewhere.
Starting a Business

What's Your Exit Strategy?

The right strategy will likely take care of itself at the appropriate time.
Starting a Business

Beware the Arrogant Venture Capitalist

Their weaknesses may vary , but there's typically a common characteristic not-great venture capitalists share: arrogance.