CEO Bi-Weekly Summary | 07.16.2021

Hi everyone.

We’ve had quite an exciting two weeks at Foundry. From unicorn status to IPOs, not to mention our own team additions (Psst! Our #FoundryFamily is growing!)

As always, below is a recap of the key CEO threads, Don’s corner, “perk of the week,” as well as a preview of what’s on tap.

Until then, be well and be kind to one another.

Rena, Seth, Ryan, Moody, Jaclyn, Lindel, Brad, Lynch, Lena, Don, and Jordyn

COMING UP

Event Reminder!

Foundry Group's 6th Semiannual CEO Summit.

Oct. 10 – 13 at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Update: no longer a hybrid event; in-person only with a portion of the event to be recorded and shared.

  • Dates: 
    • Sun. Oct. 10 (check-in is at 4pm/MT. Welcome Reception kicks off at 7pm/MT).
    • Wed. Oct 13 (check-out is at 11am/MT. Events will continue until around 2pm/MT).
      Update: events for the remainder of this day will include mostly networking. If you want to catch an earlier flight home, checking out/leaving after breakfast is highly encouraged.
  • Rooms:
    • Update: The deadline to book all rooms is 9/8. Rooms are going fast!
      To book your room, please contact the Reservations Department directly at 970-726-7000 and refer to “Foundry Group” as the group event. The best times to reach the staff are between 9am-6pm/MT.

  • RSVPs: Update: please take the CEO Summit Survey to be counted and so that we can best accommodate you.

Bolster Joins High Alpha!

Unpacking themes from Matt Blumberg's New Book.

Thursday, July 22nd at 3pm ET

Register here.

Bolster‘s Co-Founder and CEO Matt Blumberg will be joined by High Alpha Managing Partner Scott Dorsey for an interview unpacking themes from his new book Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams.

IN CASE YOU
MISSED IT

Brad Feld hosted “A Fireside Chat” with Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, Twilio and author of Ask Your Developer.

CEO THREADS

(group archive here)

EXEC THREADS

(group archive here)

FOUNDRY PORTFOLIO
PARTNER NEWS &
HAPPENINGS

Blocknative

Blocknative raises $12 million to scale core transaction monitoring infrastructure.

Pantheon

WebOps platform Pantheon raises $100M from SoftBank Vision Fund.

Sovrn

Sovrn Holdings, Inc. Acquires Proper Media to Expand Solutions for Publishers.

Looking Glass

ColdQuanta

ColdQuanta Reaches Quantum Computer Milestone By Demonstrating Immense Scalability of ‘Cold Atom’ Processor Approach.

Optimize Health

Optimize Health Announces Remote Clinical Monitoring Services to Help Providers Expand Their Remote Care Capacity.

Glowforge

The Pro's Closet

Elevate Security

Elevate Security unveils cybersecurity surface management platform.

Ordermark

Ordermark CEO Alex Canter Named a Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of The Year® 2021 Award for Greater Los Angeles and named to Comparably’s 2021 Top 25 List of “Best CEOs for Diversity”.

Gig Wage

Gig Wage appoints Clarisa Lindenmeyer as Chief of Staff & Chief Brand Officer.

Integrate

Integrate Names Kristy Pipes to Board of Directors.

AvidXchange

AvidXchange announces that FastPay, a leading provider of payments automation solutions for the media industry, is joining AvidXchange.

IP Pathways

IP Pathways Announces Partnership with Misty Robotics to Bring the Temp Screening Assistant to New Markets.

Knock

Knock Announces A Major Expansion in Florida With The Addition Of Nine Markets, Including Fort Myers and Naples.

Molekule

Molekule Announces Publication Of Peer-Review Journal Article in The Journal of Indoor Air

Mixhalo

Mixhalo recently announced a partnership with San Francisco’s longest-running outdoor music festival, Stern Grove Festival for an immersive return to in-person concerts.

DON'S CORNER

Corp Dev: Don Loeb

Headlands West Advisory

Please email Don if you’re interested in talking about any of these companies/people, especially those scheduled for the
next couple of weeks.

Airbnb

Director, Sustainability

Engine Media

Chief Product Officer

Twitter

Senior Product Manager (Founder of Revue)

IDEO

Managing Director

Outbrain

SVP Strategy

Square

Global Product Marketing Lead

Discover

VP Head of Corporate Strategy & Development

Don’s upcoming meetings
(cu
rrently scheduled)
in the next 2 weeks

IKEA

VP Digital Product

Twitter

VP CorpDev & Strategy

Plaid

CorpDev / Strategy

Discord

Head of CorpDev

System1

CTO

Snap

CorpDev & Strategy

RAND

Senior Political Scientist

FOUNDRY THOUGHTS
AND UPDATES

We’re hiring an Investor!

by Jaclyn Hester

We’re hiring an Analyst!

by Jaclyn Hester

PERK OF
THE WEEK

Who: Help Scout

What: Help Scout for Startups: https://www.helpscout.com/startups

Perk:

  • Your own Help Scout Plus account – no limitations!
  • 10 free users on the platform, add more for $5/user! 
  • 20% off your 2nd year with Help Scout after the end of the program 
  • Dedicated world-class support from the Help Scout team

About: Help Scout provides the affordability, flexibility, and power growing businesses need to scale. It gives you the simplicity to start right away, the power to grow, and the human-centered approach to delight your customers.

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