CEO Bi-Weekly Summary | 08.13.2021

Hi everyone.

Green light, yellow light, red light, repeat. 

We were all hopeful that the Delta variant would not derail our CEO Summit plans this fall, but it had other ideas. The word pivot is starting to lose meaning, but pivot we shall!

With that, please stay tuned for the next episode of #FoundryNetwork programming. In order to have the most awesomely safe and engaging experiences, please be sure to respond to our surveys.

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 kind to one another.

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

COMING UP

Event Postponed

Foundry Group's 6th Semiannual CEO Summit (Retreat).

Spring, 2022 at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Updates: We are working closely with our event organizer to pinpoint new dates and transfer rooms. Direct communication with each CEO who has already booked a room to come.

Lil Wayne & GKUA’s first-ever immersive livestream experience by, Mandolin.

Friday, 8/13 at 7pm MT (9pm ET)

Purchase tickets here.

Join Section’s Stewart McGrath.

Interested in turning CapEx into OpEx for your customers with edge computing and SaaS?

Wednesday, 8/18 at 11:25am MT (1:25pm ET)

Register here.

Matt Glotzbach, Hunter Walk, Sharmila Kassam and research from Bolster & Aumni

Wednesday, 8/18 at 12pm MT (2pm ET)

RSVP here.

Join ColdQuanta on Clubhouse.

Learn about what milestones to expect as they roll out their cloud-based quantum computer, Hilbert.

Thursday, 8/19 at 8am MT (10am ET)

Register here.

Join Tidelift’s Donald Fischer.

Listen to his perspective on how the cybersecurity executive order impacts software supply chain security.

Tuesday, 8/24 at 11:30am MT (1:30pm ET)

Register here.

Join High Alpha: A Fireside Chat

Carlotta Siniscalco, Principal at Emergence Capital shares her mission to elevate underrepresented founders in the world of tech, VC, and entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, 8/25 at 9am PT (12pm ET)

Register here.

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

Elevate Security

Congratulations to Masha Sedova of Elevate Security for being recognized as one of The Most Creative People in Business 2021 by Fast Company!

FullContact

Gig Wage

Havenly

Havenly featured in Architectural Digest for the benefit of digital interior design services during the pandemic

Landing

Techstars

Techstars and Harlem Capital Partners Partnership is on track to invest in more startups founded by women and minorities

Two Bit Circus

How Tech Can Enhance IRL Socializing: An Interview with Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus

Whoop

Barnsley Football Club and WHOOP have joined forces for the 2021/22 season naming WHOOP as the “Official Fitness Wearable of Barnsley FC”.

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.

Square

Product Lead, Cash APP

Discord

Head of CorpDev

System1

CTO

Palmetto

Chief Development Officer + Head of CorpDev

Kraken

Corpdev/Ventures team

Merus Capital

Head of AJ+ English

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

Google (Youtube)

CorpDev

Farfetch

Innovation Principal

Wella

SVP CorpDev / BD

Chaotic Capital

Innovation Principal

Plaid

CorpDev / Strategy

FOUNDRY THOUGHTS
AND UPDATES

The New Builders featured in HBR’s What’s So Special About Founders?

by Thomas Stackpole

Meet the African female founders backed by Oui Capital

By Seth Levine

B2B Marketing, The “If You Market” Podcast – 141#: Unicorns are Alive and Entrepreneurship is Dying

Ft. Elizabeth MacBride and Seth Levine

Daily Stoic Podcast: How Nietzsche Empowers the Entrepreneur

by Ryan Holiday

A Startup Community podcast: Why Networks Are A Better Community Structure Over a Hierarchy.

by Brad Feld

PERK OF
THE WEEK

Who: TaxTaker

What: Non-dilutive R&D tax credits for startups.

Perk:

  • $250 discount
  • Zero-risk pricing
  • Dedicated customer support
  • Live tracking of your savings

About:

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TaxTaker helps innovative companies earn extra non-dilutive funding for their business with R&D tax credits. They handle all the boring paperwork so you can get the money you’re owed.

It’s free to sign up and takes 10 minutes to see how much money is on the table for you.

Contact: Austen Legler; austen@taxtaker.com / 941-932-5605 to learn more.

CEO Summit Postponement

As we look toward the second half of the year, we continue to grapple with questions surrounding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. One thing, however, is for certain: the health and safety of our network (and your families) are of utmost importance to us.

Due to the recent spike in cases around the U.S. and world, we have decided to postpone our CEO Summit from October to Spring, 2022. It will still take place at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, so if you’ve reserved your room already, we’ll simply move your reservation. If you’ve booked your flights, please contact your carrier to make arrangements. The new dates for the summit in the spring are still TBD, but we hope to determine this in the next few weeks. We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience.

In the meantime, we are busy planning other potential programming including regional/outdoor meet-ups and other digital content. We will send around another survey to gauge interest and to make the most out of the remainder of this year.

We want to thank those who have voiced their opinions and participated in the surveys and open dialogue surrounding this event and what is best for the network.

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