What Does Tijuana and Minneapolis Have In Common?

Feld Thoughts

Today we’ve announced that we’ve made new investments in LeadPages (a company in Minneapolis) and 3D Robotics (a company in Tijuana, San Diego, and Berkeley). The post What Does Tijuana and Minneapolis Have In Common? My Investments 3d robotics DevOps leadpages minneapolis tijuana victorops We believe great companies can be created anywhere.

Seth Asks Me Difficult Questions in Minneapolis

Feld Thoughts

On Tuesday 8/23, my partner Seth will be doing a Q&A with me at Beta.MN at the Target Plaza Commons in Minneapolis from 5pm – 8:30pm. The post Seth Asks Me Difficult Questions in Minneapolis appeared first on Feld Thoughts. He refuses to discuss anything about the questions he’s going to ask in advance, so I expect it will be spicy. Announcements

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Interviews in Adelaide, Sydney, and Minneapolis

Feld Thoughts

I start with a short one from when I was in Adelaide, then a longer one from Sydney, and wrap it up with what is one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done – this time in Minneapolis with my partner Seth. Technology adelaide feld interview levine minneapolis sydney

48in48 is in Minneapolis this weekend…and I’m not there!

Jeff Hilimire

The 48in48 gang is in Minneapolis this weekend to put on our first ever event in the Twin Cities! The post 48in48 is in Minneapolis this weekend…and I’m not there! My awesome 48in48 team (left to right): Carole, Adam, Gina, and Ethan. This is the second event in 2017 (Boston was the first, and Atlanta and New York are coming up.). What’s 48in48?

It’s All About The Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

I’m in Minneapolis with my partner Seth. It’s two full days of immersion in the Minneapolis startup community. Venture Capital Entrepreneurship minneapolis TechstarsWe had a meeting at Best Buy headquarters, met with a gang from the Mayo Clinic who drove up from Rochester, spent the afternoon at the Techstars Retail Accelerator which is at Target headquarters, and had dinner with Revolar.

The Founder of a Lunch Delivery Startup Is Banking on a Harsh Stance: The Customer Isn't Always Right

Inc Startups

Minneapolis-based Foodsby's revolutionary approach to food delivery is making office workers, restaurants, and commercial real estate firms very, very happy.

80’S TUESDAY: Let’s Go Crazy by Prince - Minneapolis.

Mark Birch

80’S TUESDAY: Let’s Go Crazy by Prince - Minneapolis is the capital of Rock ‘N Roll. Prince Let's Go Crazy Purple Rain rock pop R&B Minneapolis Minnesota 80's TuesdayA bit extreme you think? It would not be if this was 1984 when the once relevant Village Voice named Hüsker Dü’s Zen Arcade, The Replacements’ Let It Be, and Prince’s Purple Rain as three of their top ten albums of the year in the Pazz and Jop critics poll.

Tennessee's Jones Media bought by Minneapolis company

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and A Little History

Feld Thoughts

Each is roughly invested 1/3rd into companies in Colorado, 1/3rd into companies in the bay area, and 1/3rd into companies in the rest of the US (Boston, NY, Seattle, LA, Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Yesterday we closed our fifth fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2016, L.P.

Turkeys seeking Trump Thanksgiving pardon must strut stuff

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A good presidential turkey is stuffed with showmanship

Showbird turkeys seeking Trump pardon must first strut stuff

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — What makes a good presidential turkey? Showmanship

Consider these two Atlanta nonprofits on #GivingTuesday

Jeff Hilimire

This year we had events in Boston, Minneapolis, New York, and Atlanta. #GivingTuesday is a terrific global cause, focused on helping nonprofits raise money after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here is what the site says about the initiative: #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.)

An update

Jeff Hilimire

The team is working hard on our upcoming Minneapolis event! I haven't blogged in a few weeks due mainly to a long vacation my family and I took to Costa Rica, so I thought I'd get back on the train by giving a little update. First off, my family went to Las Catalinas in Costa Rica for a ten day trip that we will never forget. And every day it looked like this: I know, right? :). Meanwhile, Dragon Army has had a phenomenal first half of the year.

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

When I reflect on where some of our investments are, they are in cities like Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Minneapolis, Boulder, Denver, Charlotte, Lexington, New York, and Boston.

Ants and the Superintelligence

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday I gave two talks in Minneapolis. I’ll start with my bias – I’m very optimistic about the superintelligence. One was to an internal group of Target employees around innovation. In the other, I was interviewed by my partner Seth (for the first time), which was fun since he’s known me for 16 years and could ask unique questions given our shared experiences.

I’m giving a talk about 48in48 on June 8th, and I hope you can come!

Jeff Hilimire

This year we’ll be taking the event to four cities – Boston, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and New York. My friend Bobby has a great new blog , and he recently posted, It Has to be Big , which really got me thinking, I’m definitely at a point where, if I’m going to get involved in something, I want it to have the potential to be BIG. To make an impact. To change someone’s life for the better.

Scaling Techstars Horizontally

Feld Thoughts

Techstars Retail, in partnership with Target (Minneapolis). There are two common ways to scale a system – horizontally or vertically. If you are a software engineer, you probably get this instinctively. If you don’t know what this is, let’s work with the simple Wikipedia definition which is pretty good. Scale Vertically (or “scale up”): Add resources to a single node in a system, typically involving the addition of CPUs or memory to a single computer.

48in48 Atlanta 2017 – 3rd time’s a charm!

Jeff Hilimire

With their help, we’ll pull of four 48in48 events across the country this year (Minneapolis, Boston, Atlanta, and New York), and next year we’ll be adding London to the list!!! Once again, we did it!

48in48 Boston here we come!

Jeff Hilimire

And get this, our event this weekend is the first of four this year (Boston, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New York)! I’m boarding a flight in a few hours to Boston, where we will be holding the fourth 48in48 event! I can barely believe we’ve held three of these events already (Atlanta in 2015, and New York + Atlanta in 2016). Each of our events – where we bring 250+ web designers and developers together to build 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours – brings $1.5

How This 'Mad Scientist' Helped Shape the Music of Jack White, Trent Reznor, and ZZ Top

Inc Startups

For years, Zachary Vex remained on the periphery of the Minneapolis music scene. Nowadays, though, some of the biggest rock stars in the world are lining up to buy his company''s effects pedals

Sphero Available At Brookstone

Feld Thoughts

Minneapolis, MN - 162 Market Street. Sphero is now available in some Brookstone stores around the US. There’s a handy map on the Sphero site and I’ll include a list at the bottom of this post. Occasionally one of you, dear blog reader, will ask if you can do anything for me.

Best Cities For Small Business Employees

Inc Startups

Denver, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, and San Francisco topped the list of 30, while San Diego, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Riverside, California, and Detroit rounded out the bottom five. Here are the top five locales for a sweet small business gig according to a new report by CardHub.

Not your average Joe: Haj makes Guthrie directing debut

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joseph Haj has a tough act to follow

Who Just Raised A $225 Million Financing in North Carolina?

Feld Thoughts

While roughly 33% of our investments continue to be in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles, and a third city to be named in a week or so) and 33% of our investments are in Colorado (primarily Boulder and Denver), we have developed deep networks in many different cities, including Boston, New York, Seattle, Portland, and Minneapolis through the other 33% of the investments we’ve made.

Jordan Murphy leads Minnesota past Western Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Minnesota cruised past Western Carolina 92-64 on Sunday

Improve Your Business by Getting the Most Out of Your Data

Duct Tape Marketing

Sauer was named the 2012 CIO of the Year in Minneapolis/St. Sauer was named the 2012 CIO of the Year in Minneapolis/St. Improve Your Business by Getting the Most Out of Your Data written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Jeff Sauer.

6 Reasons to Build Your Start-up in a Coworking Space

Inc Startups

CoCo , for example, is a 16,000-square-foot, sunlit space that makes use of the architecturally-interesting and historic trading floor once used by the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt even turned up recently in Minneapolis to check it out and talk with start-ups there.

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Seth Levine's VC Adventure

It was actually with much of this in mind that I asked Brad to join me on a trip to Minneapolis. I’ve long had a love for the Twin Cities (I went to college there and have been on the LeadPages board now for several years in Minneapolis).

Teague's double-double leads Wolves past Hornets

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague had 18 points and 12 assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Charlotte Hornets 112-94 on Sunday night for their fifth straight victory

Knapp wins US Senior Amateur without a birdie

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sean Knapp won the U.S. Senior Amateur without making a birdie in a 2-and-1 victory over Paul Simson

Vikings return 2 blocked punts for TDs in 1st half

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It''s a block party in Minnesota

Guthrie Theater ends fiscal year with surplus

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Guthrie Theater is reporting a surplus for the fiscal year that saw the Minneapolis theater's first leadership change in 20 years

Business Owners Share Their 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Up and Running

Kristi Piehl, founder and CEO of Media Minefield, a communications firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has a great example of how to do this. 2015 is here, and you’ve got plans for your business.

Simson, Knapp advance to US Senior Amateur final

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time champion Paul Simson won two matches Wednesday to advance to the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship final at Minikahda Club

US agency's bid to allow trumpeter swan hunting draws fire

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal plan to let hunters shoot trumpeter swans has drawn fire from some of the people who toiled to bring the majestic white birds back from the brink of extinction

Don't Be That Person: 5 Ways to Stop Being High Maintenance

Inc Startups

At a small startup in Minneapolis, I tended to focus mostly on my own paycheck and benefits , my level of management, and whether the job was satisfying enough compared with other options. No one likes to work with a high-maintenance jerk, especially when that jerk is the boss.

24 Rejuvenating Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

Inc Startups

Minneapolis-based chiropractor and yoga and pilates instructor Martha DeSante suggests getting your hands on an adult-sized hula-hoop, finding a spot where you won't break anything, and hooping in both directions "to bring more balance to your body and brain," she says.

Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

Steve Blank

But they weren’t really in Silicon Valley at the time—they were in Boston, Minneapolis, New York. I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit.

Why First Round Capital funded a lawsuit

Redeye VC

Fast forward a few months and many more meetings in Minneapolis. You can imagine the scene in the board room. The CEO of our portfolio company, Techforward , is discussing a “make the company opportunity" -- Best Buy wants us to to power their nation-wide buyback program. And Best Buy is talking about launching it with a Super Bowl commercial!

Fox to limit guest analyst Greg Olsen's access to Vikings

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fox is limiting the amount of pre-game access to the Minnesota Vikings this week for guest analyst Greg Olsen, in response to concerns raised by the team about an opposing player on the broadcast crew