This week, I’m joined by entrepreneur turned venture capitalist Brad Feld. We chat about his path to success (and how he built a smart relationship with time/money), his method for conquering depression, how he chooses business partners, why he loves marathons, and how he and his bae spend their free time. This week’s listener letter comes from Twitter with a question about how to choose new social media platforms. #LisaLikes is a Spotify discovery that still has me irrationally excited.
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.
In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and co-chair of Startup Colorado. Brad is a speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts, Startup Revolution, and Ask the VC.
Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 23 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
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