Foundry Group

Foundry Group is a venture capital firm focused on making early-stage technology investments, participating in select growth rounds, and identifying and supporting the next generation of venture fund managers.

Our passion is working alongside entrepreneurs to give birth to new technologies and to build those technologies into industry-leading companies. We also seek to leverage our experience and relationships as fund managers to help new and existing venture firms create industry leading investment businesses. We’re centrally located in Boulder, CO, but we invest in companies and funds across North America.

We started Foundry Group in 2007 as true early-stage investors, making Seed and Series A investments to help promising entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground. As our portfolio and network grew, so did the vision of Foundry Group. This led us to raise Foundry Group Select, a fund focused on growth stage investments in the existing Foundry Group portfolio. The success of both our early stage investment strategy combined with Foundry Group Select’s growth strategy, as well as personal investments we made in over fifty venture funds, led us to institutionalize this strategy and launch FG Next – a hybrid fund of funds and growth stage direct investment vehicle.

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TypeInvestor
HQBoulder, US
Founded2006
Websitefoundrygroup.com
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Foundry Group was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Boulder, US

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Key People/Management at Foundry Group

Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Partner, Managing Director
Lena Giacomini

Lena Giacomini

Chief Financial Officer
Seth Levine

Seth Levine

Partner, Managing Director
Jason Lynch

Jason Lynch

General Counsel
Ryan McIntyre

Ryan McIntyre

Partner, Managing Director
Chris Moody

Chris Moody

Partner
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Foundry Group Office Locations

Foundry Group has an office in Boulder
Boulder, US (HQ)
1050 Walnut St
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Foundry Group News and Updates

The Foundry Group director who's funded Fitbit and Zynga explains why market size is the most overrated factor for VCs investing in early-stage startups

Brad Feld is a managing director at Foundry Group, a VC fund with a portfolio that includes Fitbit, Zynga, and SendGrid.  He spoke on an episode of the Twenty Minute VC podcast with Harry Stebbings about why market size isn't the most important consideration for early-stage startups. The danger wi…

Foundry Group quietly announces a big fat $750 million fund

Foundry Group, the Boulder, Co.-based venture firm cofounded 11 years ago by startup whisperer Brad Feld, has raised a $750 million seventh fund to target early-stage and growth-stage companies, as well as to invest in other venture funds. It sounds like — and is — a lot of money, though the firm no…

Foundry Group goes after board meetings in latest video

The Foundry Group released its Manifesto on Board Meetings, a video aimed at setting record straight on "bored" meetings.

Foundry Group adds Jamey Sperans to roster

The Foundry Group announced that longtime LP Jamey Sperans is joining the firm in Boulder, Colorado, as a partner. Since 2001, Sperans had been with Morgan Stanley, which was one of Foundry Group’s initial LPs decade ago. At Found Group, Sperans will work on the Foundry Group Next strategy, the firm…

Foundry Group contributes $100,000 to Time’s Up legal defense fund

The Foundry Group said it would contributed $100,000 to the Time’s Up legal defense fund and work to create a sub-group in the fund for the tech industry.

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Our Investment in Kindred Ventures

We are pleased to share Foundry Group’s investment in Kindred Ventures’ new fund, which they just announced this morning. Based in the Bay Area, Kindred is an “earliest-stage” venture capital fund managed by partners Kanyi Maqubela and Steve Jang. They take a hands-on approach and work closely with …

Our Investment in WHOOP

We are pleased to announce that WHOOP, the human performance company, has closed a $55M Series D round led by Foundry Group with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Accomplice, Thursday Ventures, Promus Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and strategic individuals. The capital – a combination of debt …

Our Investment in Matchstick Ventures

We are pleased to announce Foundry Group’s investment in Matchstick Ventures. Matchstick is a seed stage venture fund managed by Ryan Broshar and Natty Zola. Ryan and Natty are based in the Twin Cities and Boulder, with a focus on startups in the North and the Rockies regions. This is Matchstick’s s…

Our Investment in Uncork

We are pleased to share Foundry Group’s investment in Uncork Capital’s newest funds, which they just announced this morning. Based in the Bay Area, Uncork is a seed-stage VC fund managed by partners Jeff Clavier, Stephanie Palmeri, and Andy McLoughlin. While this is Foundry’s second institutional co…

Our Investment in SingleFile

We are pleased to announce Foundry Group’s investment in SingleFile. Based in Seattle, WA, SingleFile simplifies and automates state and local compliance activities for companies and their service providers. The company’s first offering is an enterprise product for law firms to manage registered age…

Our Investment in Backbone

We are pleased to announce Foundry Group’s investment in Backbone. Based in Boulder, CO, Backbone is a next generation workflow solution that helps consumer goods companies manage the complex design and product development process from anywhere, on any device. Built for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) …
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Foundry Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Foundry Group founded?

    Foundry Group was founded in 2006.

  • Who are Foundry Group key executives?

    Foundry Group's key executives are Brad Feld, Lena Giacomini and Seth Levine.

  • Where is Foundry Group headquarters?

    Foundry Group headquarters is located at 1050 Walnut St, Boulder.

  • Where are Foundry Group offices?

    Foundry Group has an office in Boulder.

  • How many offices does Foundry Group have?

    Foundry Group has 1 office.