Archives / December, 2009

Happy Holidays and to a Wonderful New Year

Thanks to all of you who support my musings, ramblings and bad grammar here on the blog.  It’s been a great year for myself and Foundry Group and I’m excited to see what 2010 bring us. We’ve been fortunate to invest in a lot of great companies, meet and reconnect with many wonderful entrepreneurs and…

Three things NOT to do when you are pitching me

Today has been a busy day meeting companies.  2-3 a day is about average for me, but today I’ll hit double digits. Several of the teams today exhibited red flag issues that most likely shot their chance for Foundry Group funding them.  And they were simple things that they should have gotten correct.  1. Not…

Oh Yeah! for O Ya – Boston Restaurant Review

Ryan and I had the great pleasure of dining at O Ya in Boston the other evening.  It’s fabulous.  Billed as a “sushi restaurant” it’s so creative that defining it as such is disparaging.  It has all the creativity of Nobu (one of my all time favorites), but takes chances with simplicities such as a…

Shareholder Representative Services Holiday Greeting

SRS released their annual video holiday greeting.  If you are trying to figure out what the Queen of England, George Washington and Kanye West all have in common, you have to check it out.  Nice job guys!

Beer, Beer and More Beer

I’m a big beer fan.  That being said, my palette has become more attuned to wine than my favorite barley friends.  I’ve decided to try to evolve my taste buds and in concert start blogging on some of my best finds.  I also want an excuse to drink more beer. I’m going to first focus…

Over 60,000 Wanna-be Lawyers are Delusional

Wow.  On September 26th, 60,746 people took the LSAT (the law school entrance exam).  This is the largest single administration in the history of the exam. Are people not aware what is going on in the legal industry?  These folks are going to be saddled with six-figure debt and then attempt to enter an industry…