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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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Interviewing Luke Beatty on 10/7 at Entrepreneurs Unplugged

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I got to work closely with Luke Beatty this summer while he was running the Techstars Boulder program. In one word, he’s “awesome.” Deeply, truly awesome.

I knew Luke from a distance – we’d crossed paths a few times but never worked together. I watched him build a real company with Associated Content and sell it to Yahoo for $100 million. When David Cohen asked me what I thought of him for Managing Director of Techstars Boulder, I responded “Awesome if you can get him.”

Luke ran an amazing program this summer. I spent at least an hour a week with him and all the CEOs in the program in our top secret weekly CEO session. We worked together on the Intuit acquisition of GoodApril. And a bunch of other things.

I wasn’t surprised when Tim Armstrong at AOL made him an offer he couldn’t refuse and Luke joined AOL as Head of Strategic Partnerships. I knew Luke and Tim had gone to school together, were close friends, and that Tim was the first investor in Associated Content. While I’m bummed that Luke isn’t running Techstars Boulder anymore, I’m psyched I got a chance to really know him over the summer. Plus, it amuses me that he now has to use AOL Mail as his email system.

Come join us at Entrepreneurs Unplugged on Monday 10/7 at 6:15 at ATLAS. Register here.

  • http://www.EyeOnJewels.com/ Darius Vasefi

    In my brief intro to Luke I was impressed by his extremely insightful feedback and questions. Best luck and wishes on new role at AOL Luke.

  • Kelly James

    I really liked his style of mentorship. Congrats and good luck Luke!

  • Aswin

    Luke really was an amazing mentor to the companies (and to the Associates)! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience

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