Melissa Childers, Operations Specialist, came to Foundry from UCHealth where she was a Project Coordinator in Nursing Research. She attended CU Boulder where her work in Molecular Biology instilled a love of problem solving and curiosity in how things work. She has a knack for organization and enjoys the work of creating processes to streamline workflow. Melissa loves spending time with her daughter and cycling with her husband. She enjoys a good book and early morning dog walks.
Geri Gibbs is a boomerang employee who rejoined Foundry in 2021 as Controller, supporting Lena in all things Foundry finance related. Geri spent the past four years working in fund administration as a Director with Aduro Advisors. Prior to her original time at Foundry from 2015-2017, she worked in the VC & PE space as both an in-house accountant with firms in New York City and an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She enjoys the outdoors, cooking and spending time with family.
Mandy Howard is an investor at Foundry. Before joining Foundry, she developed integration-driven products as a product manager at ServiceTitan and Comprehend Systems (acquired by Saama). Prior to ServiceTitan, Mandy spent the first decade of her career in life sciences including medical device sales and systems implementation consulting. She began investing in early-stage B2B software companies as a scout for Bonfire Ventures (a Foundry partner fund).
Mandy is a Southern California native who studied biology and business at Loyola Marymount. Outside of being a resource to entrepreneurs and product managers, you can find her spending time with family, at live sporting events and concerts, paddleboarding, hiking, and enjoying a city’s best eats.
Colleen has worked in the Boulder startup community since 1999. Prior to joining Foundry Group she worked with Federated Media, Lijit Networks and Raindance Communications. Colleen enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her family and dogs camping, cycling and seeking adventure off the beaten path. Colleen assists Ryan McIntyre.
Lindel joined Foundry Group Next in 2015 from UTIMCO and works on both fund investments as well as direct growth and opportunity investments.
Brad is a founding partner of Foundry Group and works across the Foundry portfolio. He’s an avid writer, reader and runner.
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Lena is a CPA with over 10 years experience in the venture capital industry. Prior to Foundry, Lena worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers both in San Jose and Denver. Typical of most Colorado transplants, Lena spends as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two young kids.
Annie joined Foundry Group in 2018 from Russell Reynolds Associates. After living in Los Angeles, Chicago & New York (with a brief stint in Wyoming), she has returned to the mountains where she feels most at home. She enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible, occasionally catching a fish or two on the fly. Annie supports Brad Feld.
Jaclyn works closely with early-stage venture capital fund managers and startup founders as they launch and scale their businesses. Between Red Rocks concerts and skiing the Rockies, this East Coast native is thrilled to call Colorado home.
Seth is a founding partner of Foundry Group and works across the Foundry portfolio. When he’s not investing you can find him riding his bike around the hills of Boulder.
Jason is the General Counsel of Foundry Group and works across the Foundry portfolio. When he’s not being Foundry’s lawyer, he loves spending time with his wife and children, skiing, walking Colorado’s beautiful countryside with his dog, and sailing (when he can get to a coast).
An East Coast transplant, Shannon has been living and working in the Rocky Mountain West since 1998. Prior to joining Foundry Group, she was an EA at Twitter and began her career as a manuscripts archivist at the University of Wyoming. Shannon is an avid reader and loves the outdoors. Shannon assists Chris Moody.
Ryan is a founding partner of Foundry Group focusing on investments across the Foundry portfolio. Ryan is an avid guitarist, songwriter, recording engineer, and runs the occasional marathon.
Chris joined Foundry Group in 2017 as a partner and works across the portfolio. He previously was VP/GM at Twitter and CEO of Gnip. Everyone calls him ‘Moody’.
Megan joined Foundry Group in 2019. Previously, she worked in higher education at Montserrat College of Art and Harvard University. Megan assists Seth Levine and helps with Engagement initiatives across the Foundry Network.
Rather than take a traditional venture approach, where investment “silos” are created around individual partners, Foundry approaches each of our investments as a collaborative team. Whether it’s the early evaluation of an investment opportunity or advising a portfolio company or fund manager long after we’ve made our initial investment, we believe our team approach enables us to make faster, better decisions. We also believe this is the best way to support entrepreneurs and managers with the full breadth and depth of our collective experience, expertise, and networks.
In the venture capital world, partners get all the glory. Without the hard work and behind-the-scenes support of a professional staff, however, no venture capital firm can succeed over the long haul. We’re lucky to work with some of the best in the business.