Victims and leaders

Brad Feld

In a recent board meeting, at a particularly challenging part of the conversation, I did a retrospective of the past five years ....

30 October, 2014

After failure, What's next?

Brad Feld

Recently, I wrote a post titled After Your First Big Success, What's Next? The comment thread was powerful and fascinating, as ....

20 June, 2014

The reputational damage of non-responsiveness

Brad Feld

VCs love to say things like "we are entrepreneur friendly." It's trendy, catchy, and looks good on a blog post. But, as I've said ....

12 August, 2013

Sometimes failure is your best option

Brad Feld

Some entrepreneurs and investors subscribe to the creed "failure is not an option." I'm not one of them. I strongly believe that ....

25 July, 2013

It's your job to improve your team

Brad Feld

At this year's NVCA meeting, my partner Jason Mendelson (who was the chair of the event) interviewed Dick Costolo, the CEO ....

20 May, 2013

Searching for a better way to make airline reservations

Brad Feld

I travel constantly – at least 50% of the time and sometimes as much as 75% of the time. My partners at Foundry Group all ....

13 February, 2013

What is the appropriate time horizon of a financial model for VCs?

Brad Feld

Q: When building a financial projection model for a pitch to VC's, should you include future rounds of funding in the model or ....

1 February, 2013

One of our investors just closed shop. What should we do?

Brad Feld

Q: What is the best path to take if a VC which has invested in my company closes down, but we have not exited and are still operating ....

10 January, 2013

Small experiments, often

Brad Feld

This post first appeared in the WSJ Accelerators series titled The $100,000 Experiment in response to the question "When should ....

4 January, 2013

What costs are considered reimbursable to the founders of a startup company?

Brad Feld

Q: What costs are considered reimbursable to the founder of a start-up company?  More specifically, if the founder has been boot-strapping ....

26 November, 2012

If you can't explain what you do in a paragraph, you've got a problem

Brad Feld

Here's an email exchange that I had in the past 24 hours with an entrepreneur. Remember, I try to answer all of my emails and ....

8 October, 2012

Reward early feedback with features

Brad Feld

I've invested in hundreds of companies that have started from scratch and I've been though some crazy number of product launches, ....

14 August, 2012

All CEOs should be an outside director for one company

Brad Feld

This week I had two meetings with CEOs of companies we've recently invested in where the question of "what is an ideal board meeting" ....

6 August, 2012

Guidelines for interviewing at startup

Brad Feld

My long time friend Chris Moody, president and COO of Gnip, has offered to write some guest posts on management – we'll ....

14 May, 2012

VC Rights: Up, Down, And Know What The F*** Is Going On

Brad Feld

At the HBS VC Alumni event I was at last week (no – I didn't go to HBS – I was a panelist) I heard a great line ....

8 May, 2012