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Brad Feld
Re: Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I have no doubt he's a good guy trying hard. That's different than the program being effective." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Will do!" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Amazon’s Scorpion Problem - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"It's one of my favorites." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: How Can This Be A Billion Dollar Company? - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I LOVED your response." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Why The SBIC Doesn’t Work For Venture Capital Anymore - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I'm always happy to help!" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I view pricing, business model, and product roadmap as part of "product."" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Opportunity / Growth Fund Trend - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Maybe, but a lot of pro-rata rights can't be resold, nor should they be." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: The Opportunity / Growth Fund Trend - http://feld.com/archive...
"Maybe, but a lot of pro-rata rights can't be resold, nor should they be." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Dear VCs: What Happens When Your Words And Your Actions Don’t Match - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"We have a ton of information within Techstars Connect." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Dear VCs: What Happens When Your Words And Your Actions Don’t Match - http://feld.com/archive...
"We have a ton of information within Techstars Connect." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: How Can This Be A Billion Dollar Company? - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Yeah - it has never made sense to me. I know my job and am unambiguous about it. Everything else is HOW I do my job." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Do People Treat Me Differently Since I Talk Openly About Depression? - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Or by email with me anytime!" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Do People Treat Me Differently Since I Talk Openly About Depression? - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"You are much faster than me. Yup - I'm in Seattle, but I'm trying not to extend myself to much and just focus on the stuff I'm coming for as I ease back into travel for work." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Do People Treat Me Differently Since I Talk Openly About Depression? - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"You are much faster than me. Yup - I'm in Seattle, but I'm trying not to extend myself to much and just focus on the stuff I'm coming for as I ease back into travel for work." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Feedback welcome. And holler if you need any help. Feel free to invite me - brad@foundrygroup.com (user is bfeld)." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"Feedback welcome. And holler if you need any help. Feel free to invite me - brad@foundrygroup.com (user is bfeld)." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Yup. I call this "follow the leader" and if you aren't the leader, follow the leader is a crummy strategy. You have to change the game on the leader. If you want to do this, you need to really understand the leader's game!" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"Yup. I call this "follow the leader" and if you aren't the leader, follow the leader is a crummy strategy. You have to change the game on the leader. If you want to do this, you need to really understand the leader's game!" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Very important point. I'm not a "fast follower" or "copycat" investor so the goal is not to figure out features to emulate, but understand the product in depth, what is good and bad about it, how it is presented to the customer / user, and how it is positioned. All of this is in the goal of building a better product, not simply copying the competitor." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"Very important point. I'm not a "fast follower" or "copycat" investor so the goal is not to figure out features to emulate, but understand the product in depth, what is good and bad about it, how it is presented to the customer / user, and how it is positioned. All of this is in the goal of building a better product, not simply copying the competitor." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I always dog food my own products - from day 1. I use them constantly in everything I do, and report back issues, suggestions, bugs, and ideas continuously. I like to think of myself as the best early adopter / user of anything I invest in." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"I always dog food my own products - from day 1. I use them constantly in everything I do, and report back issues, suggestions, bugs, and ideas continuously. I like to think of myself as the best early adopter / user of anything I invest in." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"Doing this via retail is so cool. For Fitbit, Orbotix, and the other physical products companies we are investors in sell, I'm constantly stopping into retail stores when I travel to look at their products and their competitors' products, along with how the retailer presents them. I used to resist buying the competitors products - I felt like I was helping a competitor, and then I realized my unit purchase was trivial and I learned so much about buying it, unboxing it, and using it." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Doing this via retail is so cool. For Fitbit, Orbotix, and the other physical products companies we are investors in sell, I'm constantly stopping into retail stores when I travel to look at their products and their competitors' products, along with how the retailer presents them. I used to resist buying the competitors products - I felt like I was helping a competitor, and then I realized my unit purchase was trivial and I learned so much about buying it, unboxing it, and using it." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"See my comment above to @David Miller" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"See my comment above to @David Miller" - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"Same thing @Buffalo Entrepreneur said and very very true." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"Same thing @Buffalo Entrepreneur said and very very true." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.Feld.com/archive...
"I've been surprisingly able to use almost all enterprise SaaS products regardless of the competitive dynamics. The 30 day trial, freemium, and low touch model makes this easy. It used to be hard when you had to install something on servers and deal with salespeople at the top of the funnel, but those days are mostly over." - Brad Feld
Brad Feld
Re: Use Your Competitors’ Products All The Time - http://www.feld.com/archive...
"I've been surprisingly able to use almost all enterprise SaaS products regardless of the competitive dynamics. The 30 day trial, freemium, and low touch model makes this easy. It used to be hard when you had to install something on servers and deal with salespeople at the top of the funnel, but those days are mostly over." - Brad Feld
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