ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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, a company that helped launch and operate software companies. Previously, Brad was an executive at AmeriData Technologies after it acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he co-founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.

Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor, Cheezburger, Fitbit, Gnip, MakerBot, MobileDay, Oblong, Orbotix, SEOMoz, Standing Cloud, and Yesware for Foundry Group.

In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several nonprofit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of Startup Weekend.

Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He writes the widely read blogs “Feld Thoughts,” “Startup Revolution,” and “Ask the VC.” He has written four previous books: Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup; Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist; Burning Entrepreneur: How to Launch, Fund, and Set Your Start-Up on Fire!; and Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.

Brad holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in management science ...

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