Archives / September, 2009

Startup Visa Momentum

As part of my recent open letter to the President on innovation, one of the topics that I wrote about was that of creating a special type of visa to allow foreign-born entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S.  Today, my partner Brad has a great post on his specific guidelines of recommendation for a…

Our Investment in Next Big Sound

We announced today our investment in Next Big Sound.  The full official Foundry Group release is here. Next Big Sound is an online music analytics and insights company located in Boulder, Colorado. They measure the growth and popularity of bands across major web properties and sell actionable insights around those data to band managers and…

Nominate Your Favorite Woman Entrepreneur

Entries are now open for the First Annual Leading Lady Awards ceremony and luncheon, celebrating Colorado women entrepreneurs and their contribution to the local economy, presented Nov. 5 by Ladies Who Launch Colorado. TaRhonda Thomas, 9News anchor, will emcee the ceremony, designed to recognize Colorado women business owners of all ages, backgrounds, industries and stages…

An Open Letter to Mr. Obama on Innovation Policy

Dear Mr. President, I feel compelled to write you a letter to express my thoughts and frustrations regarding innovation policy in our country.  While I have modest expectations that you’ll actually read this, perhaps someone in your inner circle will and represent my thoughts. First of all, I hope that you realize how very fortunate…

Great Article on Intellectual Ventures (sucking)

For those of you who share my disgust with the current patent ecosystem, here is a great piece from Timothy B. Lee on “Intellectual Ventures.” I use quotations, because it’s nearly impossible for me to call them “Intellectual Ventures” as I see nothing intellectual about the firm but for their desire to further deteriorate innovation…