Moving To Homer, Alaska

Feld Thoughts

During one of the long conversations we had at the time about our future, we started talking about calling it quits and moving to Homer, Alaska. We didn’t know anyone there and I didn’t have any business there, but it was a lot more centrally located in the US than Homer, Alaska. After moving to Boulder, we continued to spend a few weeks in Alaska each summer. It feels like coming home to be back in Alaska. Life alaska anchorage homer

Out of the Crisis #12: Curative founder Fred Turner and Celine Halioua on diagnostic supply chains, scaling up testing, and partnering with government

Startup Lessons Learned

I think the other thing that sort of made me jump pretty early on the testing is we had been setting up this clinical trial with a partner for probably about six months, with a collaborator who had typically been incredibly responsive and would jump on the phone at a moment's notice. We've just been doing our first tests in Florida and doing our first delivery to Alaska as well.


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Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


Alaska provides an exception for commercial fishermen. Every state also specifies whether sole proprietors, single member LLCs, partners, and family farms are considered employees and may opt-out or into workers’ comp. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

Do You Consider Yourself a Texan?

Feld Thoughts

Did you know that 28.5714% of the partners at Foundry Group are Texans? While I have a house in Alaska, I never lived there (that’s where Amy grew up.). Recently, I was asked if I consider myself a Texan. I answered that I grew up in Texas, live in Colorado, was born in Arkansas, and went to school in Massachusetts. I hadn’t really thought about this before I answered the question.

Episode 109: Surging Towards Growth with Greg Scully

Mike Michalowicz

He believes using the Surge strategy will help him since he is in a hyper niched business in Alaska and is struggling to grow. Greg and his wife Kim have been operating Magpie Clothing Exchange as a storefront in Palmer Alaska, and online worldwide since 2014. Greg is lifelong entrepreneur with a small 25 year break between projects, and lead vocalist of Alaska’s most middle aged punk band. Corporate Partners. Also Available On. Show Summary.

Supporting DonorsChoose and #BestSchoolDay

Feld Thoughts

We ended up fully funding all the DonorChoose projects in Alaska, Boulder, Longmont, Brighton, Breckenridge, Richardson, and Detroit. Amy grew up in Alaska and we have a house in Homer. My partner Jason grew up in Detroit. When I sat down this morning with Amy she started reading off people who had funded entire cities worth of projects on DonorsChoose this morning. Amy has DonorsChoose in her twitter feed and we quickly figured out what was going on.

Hanging Out In Pioneer Square

Feld Thoughts

We are significant LPs in the fund and my partner Lindel is joining the PSL advisory board. I had become comfortable with Seattle the city, Amy and I were spending more time at our house in Alaska (so Seattle was occasionally a stop on the way to Alaska), and I’d started to enjoy the rain. I’m in Seattle for the next few days. I’ve built this trip around Techstars Seattle Demo, a bunch of time at PSL, and a Moz board meeting.

Public Hospital Modern Woes – Aging Infrastructure, Unions, Pensions, High Regulation. 

The Startup Magazine

It was this same high-minded collective action that created a network of publicly owned hospitals – controlled by cities, counties, districts, boroughs (in Alaska), parishes (in Louisiana), etc. From California, to Illinois, and New York many of the largest U.S.

Attention: Female Founders on the Rise

The Startup Magazine

Native American/Alaska. ConVerge is partnering with the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and Itasca Bank to host free, monthly business roundtables in Naperville, Roselle and Itasca. Outcomes from a national study conducted by the Center for an Urban Future that reported a dramatic 52 percent growth in woman-owned business formation from 2002 to 2012.( link].) They reported 928 new woman-owned businesses as cropping up each day with more than 11 million woman-owned firms nationally.

Happy Anniversary Amy

Feld Thoughts

On the summer solstice in 1993 we went to the top of Ester Dome in Fairbanks, Alaska and exchanged vows. I can’t image having a better life partner. Amy and I have been married for 18 years. Earlier that day we went to Pay ‘n Save and bought our wedding rings (I think we got six for $1.99). I wrote the word “vows&# on a piece of paper twice, tore it in half, and gave one of the vows to Amy to give to me when we got to the top.

Go Live With The Whales


While in Puentas Arenas I traveled with a group mostly composed of people from the American west coast, predominantly Seattle and Alaska. There were a bunch of burly men from Alaska who had all been friends for more than 20 years. One worked the North Slope of Alaska. We had partners and felt supported. By Bruce Hodes, author of “ Front Line Heroes “. Climb Mount Rainier. Organize an expedition to the North Pole.

Techstars and The Nature Conservancy

Feld Thoughts

So has my partner Seth and his wife Greeley, who is currently a trustee on the TNC Colorado board. Over the years, we’ve been personally involved in a number of projects, such as protecting the Anchor River in Anchor Point, Alaska (the town Amy grew up in until she was eight.) Amy went to Tanzania and Kenya in 2009 with TNC to increase capacity of TNC non-profit partners.

[Review] Great By Choice


I found the answers to these and more in “ Great by Choice “, a highly thought provoking business book by bestselling “ Good to Great ” author Jim Collins and his partner Morten T. Why do some companies succeed in turbulent times while others fail? Is there a “secret sauce” to enduring corporate performance?

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Q318 Staycation: Resting, Reading, and Little Running

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I were originally going to Alaska to look at polar bears but canceled everything after I got sick and did a staycation in Boulder instead. ” Dave Jilk (my first business partner and, at this point, other than my brother, my longest standing friendship) and I are working on a book project currently titled Nietzsche for Entrepreneurs. I took last week off the grid for my Q318 vacation.

#GoRemote Campaign Covers the World


Overall, we’ve received entries from contestants of different nationalities, coming from different parts of the world (except Alaska). We greatly appreciate the assistance of our valuable partners who helped us to make #GoRemote a success. 33 days, 4 continents and numerous entries - #GoRemote covered the world. Hundreds of young people around the globe grabbed a chance to take part in the contest, showcase their talent and portray the benefits of remote work in their entries.

Introducing FG Press

Feld Thoughts

Every year or so my partners and I at Foundry Group create a new company, or start a new project, that we believe had the potential to change the way something works in our world, while simultaneously helping the entrepreneurs we work with, and the entrepreneurs we aspire to work with. I remember sitting at my kitchen table in Homer, Alaska in July 2010 at 2am almost crying with frustration.

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Avoid startup failure – Don’t make these 7 mistakes

The Next Web

You wouldn’t want to market this item to people in Alaska, would you? This could even be your business partner. Set up your startup for long-term success by seeking partners and team members whom are on the page as you are, but also balance you out by presenting different traits, skills, and viewpoints. A great idea ensure startup success, right? Wrong. No one enjoys hearing it, but three out of four startups will fail before they ever get to market.

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Unbreakable: The Western States 100

Feld Thoughts

I’m comfortable with that decision and have doubled down on the marathon running while tossing in some road biking (today’s ride will be 35 miles, the longest to date) for variety and mostly to amuse my partner Seth. Geoff Roes, undefeated at the 100-mile distance, an organic chef from Juneau, Alaska. Last night Amy and I watched the movie Unbreakable: The Western States 100. Our friends Pam and Mark Solon gave it to us.

Does Your Business Have a TV Show?

Duct Tape Marketing

There’s TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress (starring Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan) and Cake Boss ( featuring Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, NJ), the History Channel’s Pawn Stars (Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, Las Vegas) and American Pickers (Antique Archeology in Le Claire, Iowa), and my personal favorite–the Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska (about the airline Era Alaska, based in Unalakleet, AK). Does Your Business Have a TV Show?

The Traveling Tribe: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Up and Running

As the Director of Sales for Palo Alto Software, I am required to travel all over the country to meet with our retail, affiliate and reseller partners. Some of my favorite programs are (every 10th night gets you a free night), Alaska Airlines and Enterprise Rental. Tweet I think my friends are a little envious of my schedule. They shouldn’t be. There are many days when I would love to trade, but from a distance traveling can look fun.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

The company raised $45 million in venture capital from firms including DCM, Emergence Capital Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, and built partnerships with AOL Inc., David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners has stuck with Mr. Dreymann. Alaska. Alaska. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: EpicThrills

crowdSPRING Blog

Partnered with elite adventure outfitters and guides around the world, EpicThrills offers its members exclusive deals on extreme adventure. Whether it’s heli-skiing in Alaska, surfing in Costa Rica, or whitewater rafting in Patagonia, we drop an unbelievable sale on an adventure in your email inbox each week. Plus, many of our partners are located in remote destinations around the world.

Book: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Feld Thoughts

The view from my living room in Homer, Alaska. The author, Abbi Waxman , shares the last name with David Waxman , who is a partner at TenOneTen Ventures. Amy and I arrived in Homer this evening for some time in a different place. We are TV-free up here, so that means, well, books. She fell asleep early so I finished off The Bookish Life of Nina Hill which I had started several weeks ago but got distracted and read a few other things.

Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Alaska , Wyoming , Colorado , Washington , Oregon, Maine.) When I ran Rocket Science our corporate partners were in Japan (Sega), Germany (Bertelsmann) and Italy (Mondadori) and some travel was unavoidable. Thanks to my wife for being a great partner.

Why Crunch Modes Doesn't Work: Six Lessons

From The Promise of Sleep by Dr. William Dement, pp 51-53: The night of March 24, 1989 was cold and calm, the air crystalline, as the giant Exxon Valdez oil tanker pulled out of Valdez, Alaska, into the tranquil waters of Prince William Sound. Partners. Skip to Navigation. Why Crunch Modes Doesn't Work: Six Lessons.

Out of the Crisis #21: Tomas Pueyo on the hammer and the dance, political polarization, and how the pandemic will affect the way we live and work

Startup Lessons Learned

Eric Ries : I appreciate you saying that, and we should certainly reserve a moment to say thank you to all of the spouses and supportive partners that have made possible so much of this relief work that we have been talking about in this series of conversations. In mid-March, as the coronavirus was sweeping through Asia and Europe, Tomas Pueyo published a piece on Medium titled "The Hammer and the Dance: What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like if Leaders Buy Us Time."