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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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Fred’s Rant on Liquidity

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Fred Wilson has an incredible post up this morning titled We Need A New Path To Liquidity.  I don’t agree with everything in it, but it’s a great, heartfelt post in the context of the gigantic Internet elephants stomping around trying to reconfigure themselves and consolidate things while accidentally crushing all the pretty little toys gathered at their feet trying to get (or having gotten) their attention.

I’m rushing off to go spend the morning with a bunch of my friends at one of the elephants so I don’t have time for a more thoughtful post – go read Fred’s to get a starting point for the discussion and I’ll try to join in later today.

  • http://chemorocks.blogspot.com Michael Birdsong

    I'd bet a sizable donation to the charity of your choice, that you did not call your host 'an elephant' to their faces this morning. ;-)

    I'm not saying they aren't elephants. I've experienced two 'up close and personal' stompings since the year 2000 thanks to acquisitions of my employers of the time. I had a “from the cubicles” view of what happen your our beloved products and organizations both times. It was not pretty.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

      Actually, I did. I told my host he was one of my favorite elephants and then gave him a big hug.

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Actually, I did. I told my host he was one of my favorite elephants and then gave him a big hug.

      • http://cliffreeves.typepad.com Cliff Reeves

        As the elephant in question, I can testify to all of this. Brad said I was an elephant and he hugged me. I'm not sure which was most disconcerting.

        I am sure Brad used the term more fondly than Ross Perot did — I sure as hell hope he's a more effective dancemaster than Ross.

  • Michael Birdsong

    I'd bet a sizable donation to the charity of your choice, that you did not call your host 'an elephant' to their faces this morning. ;-)

    I'm not saying they aren't elephants. I've experienced two 'up close and personal' stompings since the year 2000 thanks to acquisitions of my employers of the time. I had a "from the cubicles" view of what happen your our beloved products and organizations both times. It was not pretty.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

      Actually, I did. I told my host he was one of my favorite elephants and then gave him a big hug.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Actually, I did. I told my host he was one of my favorite elephants and then gave him a big hug.

  • Cliff Reeves

    As the elephant in question, I can testify to all of this. Brad said I was an elephant and he hugged me. I'm not sure which was most disconcerting.

    I am sure Brad used the term more fondly than Ross Perot did — I sure as hell hope he's a more effective dancemaster than Ross.

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