I am delighted to announce that Brad Feld will participate in Startup Iceland 2022. Brad will join the conference through Zoom as he is not traveling these days not even to Iceland :). For those who don’t know, Startup Iceland started because of an open letter that I wrote to Brad in 2012. If you read the open letter you understand the vision that I had for Iceland and how that vision is coming true. Brad is a mentor, friend, awesome human being and a generous patron of the Startup community initiatives in Iceland. I can go on about Brad but you should come to the event and listen to the conversation we started 10 years back and the promise that I made to him.

Here is a brief bio of Brad.

Brad Feld is an American entrepreneur, writer and venture capitalist at Foundry Group

Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. He co-founded the Foundry group in 2007 which invest in technology companies and venture fund managers throughout North America. Foundry is one of the largest networks of entrepreneurs and early-stage investors in the U.S. 

Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also founder of Techstars, an American seed accelerator that has accepted over 1,600 companies into its programs with a combined market capitalisation of $18.2bn .

Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He‘s written over 10 books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts a technology venture blog. 

 In addition to his investing efforts, Brad is active with several non-profit organizations.  He currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and the Global EIR Coalition and is on the boards of Path Forward, the Kauffman Fellows, and Defy Ventures

Brad holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.