Brad Feld 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. Feld is also a co-founder of TechStars.
Feld currently serves on the board of directors of BigDoor Media, Cheezburger Networks, Fitbit, Gnip, MakerBot Oblong, Orbotix, Standing Cloud, and Zynga for Foundry Group. Previously, Feld served as chief technology officer of AmeriData Technologies. AmeriData acquired Feld Technologies, a firm he founded in 1987 that specialized in custom software applications. He 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, Feld has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chairman of the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Feld is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes widely read blogs at www.feld.com and www.askthevc.com.
Notable companies that Feld 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), Gist (acq. by RIM), Harmonix (acq. VIA), NetGenesis (IPO), ServiceMagic (acq. IACI), and ServiceMetrics (acq. EXDS).
Feld holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed eighteen marathons as part of his mission to run a marathon in each of the fifty states.
Last Updated: Wed, Oct 5, 2011
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