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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 New Amazing Deal: Web Hosting For Entrepreneurs

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It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for another Brad Feld’s Amazing Deal. I can’t help myself – it feels so satisfying to be a deal huckster.

This week’s deal is for one year of web hosting from Cloud Jolt. Cloud Jolt is a hosting company focused on the tech entrepreneur. If you are in the market for a new host, thinking of starting a web company, or need to expand your blog, you should give these guys a try. $39 gives you a year of hosting, which saves you $60 bucks (it’s normally $96). That’s a little over $3 a month for the first year. Pretty hard to beat.

If you live in the Boston area, also check out Start Up Rise Up. You can meet other Boston startups and maybe win some cash for your idea. Who knows, maybe the winner will apply for TechStars Boston?

An Amazing Deal on Manpacks

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My latest foray into the Daily Deal universe is up – and it’s a 50% offer on Manpacks.

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If you are a guy and aren’t familiar with Manpacks, it’s an easy way to get essentials (undies, socks, razors) mailed to you every few months. Why spend time shopping for undies and socks when you can climb mountains, slay dragons, and conquer the world?

If you area a girl and are tired of your guy wearing tired, worn out undies, a Manpack makes a perfect gift.

I continue to enjoy my alter ego Brad Salesy (kind of like Slim Shady) as I better try to understand how Daily Deals actually work.

New Amazing Deal – Give The Gift Of Learning

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The latest Brad Feld Amazing Deal is online.

A few weeks ago I was approached by Sympoz, a company in Boulder that is excited about building online classrooms where anyone can take a courses in categories like Wine, Personal Finance, Cooking, etc. The have a nice looking site, and their classes are self serve, at your own pace, in HD. They have forums where you can interact with fellow classmates and teachers. Classes range in price from $39 to $99.

They asked me what I thought, and I told them I thought they should offer up some classes on my Brad Feld’s Amazing Deal Store. They agreed to give my readers a great deal. $19 for any class that in their inventory.  And, I’m putting my money where my mouth is – I just bought (using my Amazing Deal site) the Wine Demystified course.

If you have a love of learning, or are looking for an interesting gift, give Sympoz a try by purchasing this deal. You could become an wine expert for less than the cost of a decent bottle.

New Amazing Deal – Trek Light Gear

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I’ve been having a blast with Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals which was created by Deal Co-op, a recent graduate of the TechStars Seattle program.  Last week’s deal – the Agloves – ended up getting picked up on Lifehacker and the limit of 500 gloves were sold (at 50% off) overnight!  As part of the experience, I’m learning a lot about the Daily Deal business, how it works, what the actual economics are, and what the friction points are.

The latest Brad Feld’s Amazing Deal is now online. We’ve got a great one this week. You can purchase a $70 voucher for use on the Trek Light Gear website for $39. Trek Light has lots of great stuff, including some of the nicest hammocks you’ll ever see. We priced this deal to allow you to purchase their best selling Double Hammock, but you can also use it on other gear.

If you are interested in running a deal on the Brad Feld store, helping bring great deals to readers of this blog while helping me better understand the Daily Deal marketplace dynamics, let me know. I’m looking for deals that can be bought online and shipped nationally and that appeal to a high tech audience.

Agloves on Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals

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The new deal on Brad Feld’s Amazing Deals is up and is for Agloves.

As winter approaches, we all need gloves that we can wear and operate our iPhones while walking down the street.  Agloves are infused with silver, which allow them to work with any touchscreen device.  No more freezing my fingers as I check email outside in the winter.

Agloves

The deal which runs through the end of the day of Friday is for $9, or half off the retail price (which I happily paid several weeks ago.)

I’ve got a couple more great deals queued up but am looking for more – email me if you have something to talk about.  And – if you want your own daily deal site, just tell me and I’ll put you in touch with my friends at Deal Co-op (a TechStars Seattle company.)

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