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Foundry Group

Foundry Group

A Boulder-based venture capital firm that invests in companies within the information technology sector

Foundry Group is a venture capital firm in Boulder that prefers to invest in businesses within the information technology sector. Founded 2007 by Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson, Ryan McIntyre, and Seth Levine in Boulder, Colorado, United States, the firm invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, seed Stages, Series A, Series B, Seed, and Series C rounds. The notable investment portfolio of the Foundry Group includes AvidXchange, Yumi, WHOOP, Havenly, and SingleFile Technologies. As of January 2020, Foundry Group has made 296 investments and 55 exits; it is actively looking for new investment opportunities. 







Timeline

August 1, 2018

Foundry Group Next 2018 announced

Foundry Group announced the closing of their seventh fund, Foundry Group Next 2018. The $750 million fund combines all of their prior fund strategies – early stage, early growth, and partner fund investments – into a single fund.

September 19, 2016

Foundry Group Next announced

Foundry Group announced the closing of our sixth fund, Foundry Group Next. The $500 million fund is a continuation of their Foundry Group Select Fund approach but expands on their previous Select Fund strategy.

October 25, 2013

Foundry Group Select announced

Foundry Group announced the closing of their fourth fund, Foundry Group Select. While it is exactly the same size ($225 million) as their previous funds, it has a different focus.



The Foundry Group Select Fund will invest solely in Foundry Group and previous funds’ portfolio companies that have achieved significant success.

October 5, 2010

Foundry Group second fund announced

Foundry Group announced the closing of their second fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2010, L.P. The fund is the same size as their last one: $225,000,000

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Mixhalo is a technology company that has created a closed wifi network capable of transmitting audio in near real-time from a sound source to an app on a smartphone. It was founded in 2016 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Chewse is a company founded by Jeff Schenck.

HelloSign is a cloud-based electronic signature tool to sign, fill out, send, retrieve, and save documents.

June is a consumer electronics company making home automation products, most notably a smart oven called the June Oven.

Whoop is a performance optimization system for elite athletes and teams.

Chute is a company that provides a visual-marketing platform. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

A technology company making a air purifier using nanotechnology to destroy pollutants.

Cloudability is a Bellevue, Washington-based company founded by Mat Ellis, JR Storment and Jon Frisby.

Next Big Sound provides a dashboard, charts, and reports to monitor popularity, activity, and metrics for musicians, albums, authors and books across social media, sales and events.

Pantheon is the website management platform for Drupal & WordPress sites.

Betabrand is a San Francisco-based company founded by Chris Lindland, Jared Graf and Matt Thier.

Occipital is a company founded by Vikas Reddy.

SendGrid is a cloud-based email delivery platform for delivering transactional and marketing emails. Founded in 2009, it IPOd on the New York Stock Exchange in 2017 and was acquired by Twilio in 2019.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
225,000,000
225,000,000
October 5, 2010
6,236,708
6,236,708
June 18, 2015
225,000,000
218,000,000
August 5, 2013
8,820,000
8,820,000
May 6, 2015
225,000,000
225,000,000
September 17, 2012
7,875,000
7,875,000
September 23, 2015
2,249,564
2,249,564
August 2019
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Brad Feld

Founder



Carl Cortright

Employee



Jason Mendelson

Founder



Micah Mador

Employee



Michael Goldstein

Investor



Nick Wyman

Employee



Ryan McIntyre

Founder



Seth Levine

Founder



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Companies

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Quiq







SingleFile Technologies







Backbone PLM







Havenly







JumpCloud







Mixhalo







Ordermark







StackHawk







Techstars







WHOOP







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