Archives / September, 2008

Fill Out Your Brackets For September Madness!

In all the upheaval of the financial markets, it’s nice to see someone with a sense of humor.  My friend, Eric Jensen sent this to me today.  Get your picks into me.  The winner will receive Lehman or WAMU, your choice.      Also interesting, is this this document on the "vanishing act" of investment…

We Want You – To Work In Boulder

Do you want a job?  Do you want to work in Boulder?  Do you want an all expenses paid trip out here to interview? Do I have the deal for you… Boulder is looking for great people to come join our startup ecosystem.  While many areas of the country are experiencing shrinkage in the job…

Armageddon?

Amid the craziness of Wall Street, the U.S. auto industry, and Matt Millen finally being fired by the Lions, I received the most bizarre gift today.  EVER.  Clearly this is a sign that the world is ending.   In case you can’t tell, it’s a Barry F’in Manilow Pillow Case.  I mean, who really needs…

How Do I Deal With The Press?

The other day, I was chatting with a local venture capitalist who remarked that Foundry Group has received some nice press coverage during our first year of existence.  While true and absolutely appreciated, I am smart enough to realize that the press can turn on a dime.  Who is today’s darling might very well be…

Vote No On Amendment 55

If you are a Colorado voter, you have a very important choice to make this Fall on Amendment 55.  You will be asked approve an amendment to the state’s constitution effectively ending "at will" employment arrangements. From the Faegre law firm: "Colorado voters are being urged to approve a constitutional amendment this fall that would…

Glenn, You Might Want To Talk To Your Pilots

It’s been no secret that United Airlines pilots want CEO Glenn Tilton to step down.  However, when they are passing out wrist bracelets to passengers, you might have a problem.  I now have my first bracelet.  After my week of many United induced travel problems, I might not take it off.

Easy As Pie?

Fed up with your home network environment? Can’t figure out why your wireless printer decided not to work today? Maybe you are just tired of being tech support for your parents? This should be easy as pie. But today it’s not… Tomorrow it will be. At our Foundry Group blog, we announced today our investment…

A Little Trippin’ On A Road Trip

I was up in Healdsburg, California this weekend for my good friend, Jason Doren’s wedding.  I rented a car from Hertz (who don’t try harder) and was presented a lovely 2008 Toyota Rav4.  On the dashboard was a button that I was most intrigued by: It was all I could to not to touch it,…

Interesting Patent Statistics

In my continuing venting of frustrations related to the current state of affairs of the patent system in our country, I was turned onto some very interesting statistics by my friend Chris Graham at Dechert.  (Despite his mean looking picture, he’s actually a really nice guy). Chris’ partner, James Elacqua put together a presentation regarding…

Anyone Out There A Cat Psychologist?

I’ve had a cat for 9 years.  Sammie, is a short haired, black and white stray that showed up on my doorstep bleeding and I took her to the vet and the rest is history. She’s been a pretty hilarious roommate, but as of late she’s been acting like a lion when I put food…