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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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Founder’s Syndrome and Origin Stories

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I just did a long 90 minute video interview stretch with Boulder Digital Arts that generated a number of specific videos on entrepreneurship. While they are selling them, a few are free. One of the free ones is on Founder’s Syndrome and Origin Stories. Given the last few posts I wrote on CEOs, and some upcoming ones, I thought you might be interested in this one.

If you liked that, take a look at some of the others. They include:

While they are inexpensive, if you use the discount code “Feld2014″ you can get an additional 15% off.

  • William Mougayar

    Yup, these scenarios unravel all over the place.

  • danielharan

    Starting companies to hand them off is rather fascinating. Do you have any advice for doing this well?

  • Matt Terrell

    Thanks for posting Founder’s Syndrome. I share your fascination with origin stories and the insights they provide. The skills required to launch a venture differ from the skills required to grow a company.
    What are your thoughts on the key characteristics you look for in Entrepreneurs who comprise both skills?

    • bfeld

      I’ve written often about this on Also, there is some great stuff in Do More Faster ( and Matt Blumberg’s new book Startup CEO.

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