Starting a fast-growth company can offer unparalleled excitement. But it’s easy to get swallowed up by all of the competing demands on your time — and to find yourself working around the clock, with no time for the people you love, the outside activities you enjoy or even the occasional vacation.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Brad Feld — known for putting Boulder, Colo., into the forefront of entrepreneurial communities — has a busier schedule than most as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. And through trial and error, he’s discovered how to focus on what matters — and minimize distractions — so he has time to enjoy a rich life outside of work that even includes quarterly vacations.
As a mentor to entrepreneurs who have participated in the prestigious TechStars accelerator program, he teamed up with TechStars founder David Cohen to share what he’s learned in Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup. It offers candid and valuable insights on creating a valuable, scalable company that’s also a fun place to work.
In this online seminar based on his popular book, you’ll learn some essential lessons:
- Creating a powerful vision for your company
- Attracting and retaining people who will truly make it easier to run your business
- Dramatically increasing your effectiveness at work
- Building the type of company that will draw attention from investors
- Achieving year-round work-life balance
The seminar includes interviews with Feld, Cohen, TechStars mentor David Mandell and Everlater cofounders Nate Abbott and Natty Zola.
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty years. 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. Brad is also a co-founder of TechStars.
Brad currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor Media, Cheezburger Networks, Fitbit, Gnip, Oblong, Orbotix, Standing Cloud, and Zynga for Foundry Group. Previously, Brad served as chief technology officer of AmeriData Technologies. AmeriData acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications. Brad had grown Feld Technologies into one of Boston's leading software consulting firms prior to the acquisition. He also directed the diversification into software consulting at AmeriData, a $1.5 billion publicly-traded company which was acquired by GE Capital in 1995.
In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chairman of the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes widely read and well respected blogs at www.feld.com and www.askthevc.com.
Notable companies that Brad has invested in and/or sat on the boards of include Abuzz (acq. NYT), Anyday.com (acq. PALM), Critical Path (CPTH), Cyanea (acq. IBM), Dante Group (acq. WEBM), DataPower (acq. IBM), FeedBurner (acq. by GOOG), Feld Group (acq. by EDS), Harmonix (acq. VIA), NetGenesis (IPO), ServiceMagic (acq. IACI), and ServiceMetrics (acq. EXDS).
Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed sixteen marathons as part of his mission to run a marathon in each of the fifty states.
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