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Foundry Group Investments

Next Big Sound 2.0

Over the past year and a half I’ve had a front row seat to the development of Next Big Sound. From my earliest phone calls with CEO Alex White to mentoring the team through the TechStars program here in Boulder, I’ve watched them go from passionate music fans and talented founders to building a company…

Want an Introduction to one of our Portfolio Companies? Here is what NOT to Do

I’m asked all the time to play matchmaker between folks and companies that we’ve invested in.  Sometimes it’s someone looking for a job, sometimes it’s one company looking to partner with one of our investments and other times it’s something completely different.  I’m always happy to do so long as I think it could be…

Sifteo Needs a Head of Marketing

Sifteo, one of our portfolio companies located in San Francisco, is seeking a Marketing Lead to help deliver a new interactive play and learning system to consumers.  They are looking for someone who can develop and execute a focused messaging and outreach plan, who can build and deliver a quantitative marketing program, who can build…

Oblong TED Talk

If you have followed our investment in Oblong, you know that it is one of the most innovative companies that we’ve ever invested in. They spoke at TED this year and the video is now available.  Witness the future of computer user interfaces and collaboration.

Our Investment in Sifteo

Today, we announced our investment in Sifteo.  It was also picked up in PEHub.  I’m really excited to be a part of the team.  Founded by David Merrill and Jeevan Kalanithi, out of the MIT Media Lab, we believe that Sifteo is developing the next popular generation gaming platform that will go beyond the early…

Zynga is Hiring Lawyers

Yes, this is not a misprint.  Zynga (makers of Farmville, Mafia Wars, Fishville, Yoville and many others) is hiring two lawyers.  If you are interested, email me your resume and a short cover letter and I’ll forward directly to the company. Corporate Lawyer: Zynga is seeking an experienced corporate securities/M&A lawyer (7+ years out).  The…

Why Wouldn’t You Want to Work for Next Big Sound?

Seriously.  They are hiring engineers.  And you know that you love music, love working in an ultra-cool environment with great folks and want to get in on the ground floor and make a real difference. They have VC funding from Foundry Group, Alsop Louie and SoftTechVC.  They have tons of plans, too, to make a…

Organic Motion is Looking for Engineers

One of our portfolio companies, Organic Motion is hiring.  They are a really exciting company right in the middle of our Human Computer Interaction Theme.  In the company’s own words: “Organic Motion is a global leader in the development of breakthrough markerless motion capture and analysis technologies. Our software products utilize state-of-the-art computer vision techniques…

Looking for a Part-Time Operations Person

I’m looking for a Boulder/Denver based operations person to work part time with one of our companies.  Depending upon successful engagement, it could turn out to be for more than one company. Basic qualifications: 1. Strong finance ability.  Not CFO, level, but able to keep 100% of the books of a small startup; 2. HR. …

I Love My Lijit Search Capability

I am not sure if I have to issue a silly FTC disclaimer along with complimenting one of our portfolio companies, but I do have to say that I love Lijit.  This isn’t something new, mind you.  We made the investment quite some time ago, but today I was reminded of another reason why it’s…