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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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A Younger Me

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My mom must be cleaning out her attic.  She just sent me a pile of "old stuff" including a bunch of photos, my bar mitzvah speech, and some more stamps from my never ending stamp collection.

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Me at age 8.75.  Note the excellent glasses (probably the same size as the ones I wear today) and my lack of tie. 

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Age 12. I was an SVAA basketball star.  Man – that basketball is bigger than my head.  I was wearing contact lens (which I’ve since abandoned) by this point in time in my effort to look more sexy.  Pretty hard for a 12 year old.

  • David

    You aren't sharing the bar mitzvah speech? Let us peek into the that young brain of yours….

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Maybe

      • Steve Bergstein

        A second motion for outing the speech!

  • http://www.copydiva.com/blog Robin Seidner

    Wow, your mom saved your Bar Mitzvah speech? And you aren't going to share your nascent wisdom? Have to say, I love the BIG collar lapels…its a look

  • jamay

    I think a basketball is supposed to be bigger than a head.

  • Joe Henneberger

    That's the kid I remember…. and if I remember correctly, we had an AWESOME team back then….!!!!!

  • Chip Schooler

    Wow, someone else with the same hair style transitions. We “heart” the '70s

  • http://spellspace.blogspot.com tess

    you were a cute kid!

  • Phil Sugar

    Brad you were living in Richarson, TX then? I went to Spring Creek Elementary, and lived on Woodstone Ln. I graduated from high school in class of 1985. I have a picture with the same uniform, I'll have my Dad dig it up, I would have been one of the bad basketball players.

  • Perry Hewitt

    I don't know what's better, those glasses or that groovy shirt. I'm telling you, if you can have those handwoven and sold on Etsy, you could reboot the economy in one Feld swoop!

  • Phil Sugar

    You lived in Richardson as a child??? I went to Spring Creek Elementary School. I graduated from High School in 1985. That picture brought back memories. I was terrible.

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      I went to Spring Creek also! Then Westwood Jr. High and then J.J. Pearce High School. I graduated in 1983.

      • Joe Henneberger

        Those were the days…..

  • Susan Kalowski

    What a cute kid you were – Loved the part about the Bar Mitzvah speech – being a Jewish Mother, I can relate. Of course, I have both my kids BM speeches saved up in our attic already.

  • Kirk Holland

    no tie, but i do see a collar on that shirt Brad

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Yeah. I eventually outgrew the collars.

  • Joe Henneberger

    That's the kid I remember…. and if I remember correctly, we had an AWESOME team back then….!!!!!

  • Chip Schooler

    Wow, someone else with the same hair style transitions. We "heart" the '70s

  • Susan Kalowski

    What a cute kid you were – Loved the part about the Bar Mitzvah speech – being a Jewish Mother, I can relate. Of course, I have both my kids BM speeches saved up in our attic already.

  • jamay

    I think a basketball is supposed to be bigger than a head.

  • Perry Hewitt

    I don't know what's better, those glasses or that groovy shirt. I'm telling you, if you can have those handwoven and sold on Etsy, you could reboot the economy in one Feld swoop!

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

    I went to Spring Creek also! Then Westwood Jr. High and then J.J. Pearce High School. I graduated in 1983.

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

    Maybe

  • tess

    you were a cute kid!

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

    Wow, your mom saved your Bar Mitzvah speech? And you aren't going to share your nascent wisdom? Have to say, I love the BIG collar lapels…its a look

  • Joe Henneberger

    Those were the days…..

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

    Yeah. I eventually outgrew the collars.

  • Phil Sugar

    Brad you were living in Richarson, TX then? I went to Spring Creek Elementary, and lived on Woodstone Ln. I graduated from high school in class of 1985. I have a picture with the same uniform, I'll have my Dad dig it up, I would have been one of the bad basketball players.

  • David

    You aren't sharing the bar mitzvah speech? Let us peek into the that young brain of yours….

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/steve_bergs2127 steve_bergs2127

    A second motion for outing the speech!

  • Phil Sugar

    You lived in Richardson as a child??? I went to Spring Creek Elementary School. I graduated from High School in 1985. That picture brought back memories. I was terrible.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/kirk_holla10521 kirk_holla10521

    no tie, but i do see a collar on that shirt Brad

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