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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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TechStars Demo Day in Mountain View, CA

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We’ve just wrapped up our second year of doing TechStars and I’m really excited about some of the companies that have come out of the program this year.  We held a Demo and Investor Day in Boulder on August 20th, and 150+ investors showed up to see the ten new companies from 2008. It’s always a fun event where investors get to see some really interesting early stage web companies. I expect at least 7 or 8 of the 2008 companies will eventually close their seed rounds, which is similar to what we saw last year.

This year, we’re going to try adding something new.  We’ll be taking about a dozen of the twenty TechStars companies (from 2007 and 2008) on the road to Silicon Valley where we’ll be doing a demo day on September 23rd. These are the companies who are currently raising money and that already have some committed investment. Some of the companies are the new ones from 2008, but some of last years companies including Filtrbox, EventVue, Intense Debate,, and Brightkite will be presenting as well. These are fun 10 minute pitches and attendees will get to see all twelve companies in the morning. We’ll wrap up with lunch and some networking.

If you are an accredited angel investor or VC, or if you know someone who might like to attend on the morning of September 23rd, just drop me a note and I’ll be sure to get you an invitation to the event. I hope to see you there – it should be a fun day.

  • http://www.umapper.com Andrei

    Sounds like a great opportunity, a mini version of DEMO or TC50. If any of TechStarts companies bail out we would be happy to fill their spot!

  • http://www.ctcblog.com Jason Cormier

    Would you be open to doing a podcast interview on the Capture the Conversation blog as kind of a local follow-up on this event? If not, maybe we could just talk about climbing 14'ers and sunk costs ;-)

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Happy to. Send me a separate email (brad@feld.com) and we’ll set something up.

  • Andrei

    Sounds like a great opportunity, a mini version of DEMO or TC50. If any of TechStarts companies bail out we would be happy to fill their spot!

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

    Happy to. Send me a separate email (brad@feld.com) and we’ll set something up.

  • Jason Cormier

    Would you be open to doing a podcast interview on the Capture the Conversation blog as kind of a local follow-up on this event? If not, maybe we could just talk about climbing 14'ers and sunk costs ;-)

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