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Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"It's all fine. I know how to say "no" or "I'm not interested." I say it 30 times a day." - Brad Feld
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Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"A-ok." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Drop me an email with more info on what you are doing and I'll give you a thoughtful response." - Brad Feld
RT @jasonmendelson: Congrats to @CUBoulder for being named a top Entrepreneurial University. Much work to do, but we are now recognized! http://www.forbes.com/sites...
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I'm happy to look at it as well and try to be helpful." - Brad Feld
RT @arinewman: there is nothing as energizing as being in the @techstars office during a program. Just electric! #givefirst #domorefaster
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I'll help you without writing the book - that'd be a lot more efficient! Look for an email from me to set up a time to talk to see where I can be helpful." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"A Techstars for VCs sounds like a nightmare!" - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I'm super lucky. I've found a lot more than a few in many different aspects. And I value that immensely." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"If this was "image marketing", I'd have a lot easier way to do it. I'd just hire a PR firm and tell them to buff up my image. I have a deep belief in the value of authenticity and transparency. I also have a deep belief in the value of learning and teaching continuously through life. I'm extremely intrinsically motivated by these two things (learning and teaching) and that drives much of my behavior. You obviously can be as cynical about me and my motivations as you want. I hope that over a long period of time my actions match my words, and they speak for themselves." - Brad Feld
RT @nglaros: Taking ourselves too seriously here @techstars #tsboulder cc @bfeld https://twitter.com/nglaros...
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Good synthesis @Mario Cantin. Also, I don't view myself as elite in any way, shape or form. When I start behaving like an elitist prick, someone should kick me in the ass until I stop. I try to open my doors to anyone, but using a very clear "give before you get" approach which is the way I try to live my entire life." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
""If we ask we get turned down." There's a huge difference between asking and just engaging. I'm open about what I do and what I'm interested in. If that interests you, jump in! But just do it - there's no club here to join!" - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Interestingly, during this period, I asked several prominent female VCs for intros. There weren't many, but I asked the ones I knew. Each said they would help; none of them made any real introductions. So several women (who I don't think would describe themselves as members of the ole boys club) are included in this post. I struggle with your characterization of me as a member of an ole boys club. I don't belong to an ole boys club and couldn't give less of a shit about the trappings of anything surrounding something like this. I don't apologize for having money - I'm self made and all of my money has been earned. When I started my first business, we funded it with $10 and built a successful, profitable, bootstrapped company. I also don't discriminate against people who don't have money - many of the entrepreneurs I fund and work with have nothing. Many of my friends over the years have worked their asses off to be successful, creating wealth when they started with nothing. And many..." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Interestingly, during this period, I asked several prominent female VCs for intros. There weren't many, but I asked the ones I knew. Each said they would help; none of them made any real introductions. So several women (who I don't think would describe themselves as members of the ole boys club) are included in this post. I struggle with your characterization of me as a member of an ole boys club. I don't belong to an ole boys club and couldn't give less of a shit about the trappings of anything surrounding something like this. I don't apologize for having money - I'm self made and all of my money has been earned. When I started my first business, we funded it with $10 and built a successful, profitable, bootstrapped company. I also don't discriminate against people who don't have money - many of the entrepreneurs I fund and work with have nothing. Many of my friends over the years have worked their asses off to be successful, creating wealth when they started with nothing. And many..." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Different partners, but we had all worked together since around 2000 and had learned a lot. I was one of the four Mobius founders. Jason joined us as general counsel and became a partner in 2004. Ryan was a venture partner and would have been a partner if we had raised another Mobius fund. Seth worked for me. So the partner configuration was very different, along with many other aspects of our strategy. We spent a lot of time at the beginning of Foundry thinking and talking about what we had done wrong at Mobius, as well as what we had done right, and used that to craft our strategy going forward." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Different partners, but we had all worked together since around 2000 and had learned a lot. I was one of the four Mobius founders. Jason joined us as general counsel and became a partner in 2004. Ryan was a venture partner and would have been a partner if we had raised another Mobius fund. Seth worked for me. So the partner configuration was very different, along with many other aspects of our strategy. We spent a lot of time at the beginning of Foundry thinking and talking about what we had done wrong at Mobius, as well as what we had done right, and used that to craft our strategy going forward." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Very very little feedback, and almost none of it actionable. And, in many cases, generic, or not even relevant." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Very very little feedback, and almost none of it actionable. And, in many cases, generic, or not even relevant." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Yeah - @PhilipSugar said the same thing. Maybe I'll write more about it." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Yeah - @PhilipSugar said the same thing. Maybe I'll write more about it." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Yup. Maybe I'll write more about it." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Yup. Maybe I'll write more about it." - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://feld.com/archive...
"Indeed it is!" - Brad Feld
Re: When VCs Don’t Bullshit You - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Indeed it is!" - Brad Feld
Re: My First Known Interview – Age 4 - http://feld.com/archive...
"Take lots of pictures, record lots of movies." - Brad Feld
Re: My First Known Interview – Age 4 - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Take lots of pictures, record lots of movies." - Brad Feld
Re: My First Known Interview – Age 4 - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I occasionally get stuck (OCD stuck - like I have to wait) when the clock is not on a prime number for minutes." - Brad Feld
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