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Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Guest Writer
Co-founder of Foundry Group and TechStars

About Brad Feld

Brad Feld is co-founder of Foundry Group, a Boulder, Colo.-based venture-capital firm, and TechStars, a startup accelerator. He is a recipient of the 2017 Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal for Growth & Innovation.

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