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
Industry
Website
Location
Moz

Moz is a company developing and providing inbound marketing analytics software.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

A microventure capital firm in Washington that focuses on seed and incubation investments of firms.

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

Knock is a real estate company that guarantees to sell a client's house in less than 8 weeks or they buy it for full market price.

Topspin Media is a company that provides software and services for marketing

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Foundry Venture Capital 2010, L.P.
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

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Quiq

SingleFile Technologies

Backbone PLM

Havenly

JumpCloud

Mixhalo

Ordermark

StackHawk

Techstars

WHOOP

References

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