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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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RSS on Mobius Venture Capital Site

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We just put an RSS feed up on our Mobius Venture Capital site for press releases. So – if you subscribe – you can get the press releases about our companies when we post them.

I got bitch slapped by some folks early on in my blogging career for simply posting press releases to my blog. This caused me to think hard about how to use my blog to promote my companies. I try to do it carefully, with context, and make it something more significant than a simple press release (e.g. tell a story around it, explain why I think it matters, personalize the experience, etc.). I’m always open to feedback on this as I try to balance information dissemination with shallow promotion.

If you are interested in seeing press releases from Mobius Venture Capital companies, simply subscribe to the feed.

  • http://steves2cents.blogspot.com/2004/10/but-i-might-someday-influence-how-my.html Steve’s Two Cents

    But I might, someday, influence how my readers per

    Cruising along tonight, no baseball to distract me from the web, I stopped here, read with interest your post on the Delta fight attendant, followed that link to get the full story, came back to read your response to Halley’s post, the comments…

  • http://steves2cents.blogspot.com/2004/10/but-i-might-someday-influence-how-my.html Steve’s Two Cents

    But I might, someday, influence how my readers per

    Cruising along tonight, no baseball to distract me from the web, I stopped here, read with interest your post on the Delta fight attendant, followed that link to get the full story, came back to read your response to Halley’s post, the comments…

  • http://troyworman.blogspot.com Troy Worman

    Bitch slapped! That is harsh. I’m curious. Were you branded shallow? Self-serving? It seems natural to pass this information along to your visitors. I must be missing something.

  • http://www.marketingplaybook.com johnza

    Brad, this is a great idea and one we need to follow at Ignition. Also, I don’t see what’s so bad about writing posts about ANY company you are excited about so long as you disclose it’s in your portfolio. What the heck, you were excited enough to put your money where your mouth is, why not spout off a bit about them.

  • http://www.feld.com/blog Brad Feld

    Eh – I thought it was a reasonable push back (and I use “bitch slapped” in a non-sexist, playful way (per the trackback to this post that seemed to indicate the reader thought I was being sexist with my language) to indicate “abrupt push back from a friend that I didn’t resist.” I love colloquialisms – they are so much more fun (although my wife Amy just told me she wasn’t happy with my particular choice of words in this case.

    I was simply posting press releases. In hindsight – and now that I’ve been blogging for a while – this is BORING. In an ideal world, every company would have an RSS feed for their press releases, so one could simply subscribe if they are interested. This is what we’ve tried to do with our website.

  • http://www.nooked.com fergusburns

    John, Check out http://www.nooked.com – an RSS publishing service for corporate communications

    Something “we baked earlier” – please do try it out -
    http://www.nooked.com/news/page/ignitionpartners

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