VC Brand Feld, Why be on a Board and Advice for First Timers
Release Date: 09/06/2022
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Brad Feld is a successful Venture Capitalist and founding member of the Foundry Group. Within the Colorado startup scene, Brad is a bit of a celebrity having been part of some well-known successful companies.
Brad really sees founders and start ups not just investments, but as a community that he supports, sees areas for improvements, mentors and loves.
In this very personal full-length interview, Brad shares his personal Board experiences, what he looks for in Board Director candidates and advice for first time Board members.
He also shares his experiences from his Colorado Trail 2021 days as well lessons learned from the first job he was fired from.
Venture Capitalist Brad Feld of the Foundry Group has invested in many well-known and successful companies. Brad has authored and co-authored several books on leadership for startups. Recently, Startup Boards, a book he co authored released it’s second edition.
Today, Brad discusses:
Critical and insightful advice for serving on a board
Key skills for first time board members
Important perspectives on C level hiring
Brad also shares a story or two from his Colorado Trail hiking experience and why he will never serve on 30 boards simultaneously ever again. He closes with a personal experience early in Brad’s life, what he learned from that moment and how it continues to guide him daily.
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