Brad Feld, an avid ecosystem-builder, tech entrepreneur, and early-stage investor for over 35 years shares his insights on the venture capital, startup, and tech community in this episode of Skin in the Game VC Podcast. Brad began his journey in tech and venture capital in the ‘80s and has since become a respected and influential figure in the industry. He has written several books on entrepreneurship and venture capital and started blogging in 2004 before VC Twitter existed.
Tom Wallace and Brad talk through Brad’s background in early-stage investing and entrepreneurship since 1987. He co-founded multiple companies including Intensity Ventures, Mobius Venture Capital, and Anchor Point Foundation with his wife. He is also the co-founder of Techstars and Foundry. After selling his first company, Brad invested in 40 companies as an angel, eventually leading him to his intro into Venture Capital.
As an entrepreneur, his mindset for success surrounds the idea of, “Don't subscribe to the common narratives that everybody has, which is you should do this, or you should do that. Instead, as an entrepreneur, really focus on your business and understand things like line of supply.” It’s all about having capital before you need it. Ask yourself:
- What capital will you need?
- When will you need it?
- Where are you going to get it from?
Join Tom Wallace as he dives into the world of angel investing in startups with Brad Feld where they’ll discuss his successes, what it takes, and where startup investing could be going.
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