Data company Mattermark raises $6.5 mln, Feld joins board

By Alastair Goldfisher — 1 year ago

Mattermark, which provides a data platform used by investors to track private companies, has raised a $6.5 million Series A round that was led by Foundry Group. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2013 and has now raised $11.3 million in total funding. Participating in the Series A was many of the company’s seed-stage investors, including 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Sherpa Ventures, Felicis Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Version One Ventures and many individuals, including Jeff Lawson, Carter Rabasa, Damien Tanner, Daniel Clark, Eileen Burbidge, Elliot Loh, Enrico Pandian, Eric Ries, Ullas Naik and others. As part of the Series A round, Brad Feld, managing director of Foundry, has joined the Mattermark board.


Occipital Lands $7M Series A Led by Foundry Group

By PEHub Administrator — 5 years ago

Occipital, a Boulder, Colorado-based startup, has raised $7 million in Series A financing led by the Boulder-based venture firm Foundry Group. Occipital is developing software designed to improve the capabilities of smartphone cameras. PRESS RELEASE: Today we’re announcing that we just raised 7M in Series A led by Foundry Group, representing the first major investment in […]


Top 10 Hub Posts this Week Focus on Pandora’s IPO, IRRs for Morgenthaler and Austin Ventures, and PE Execs in Pro Sports

By Lawrence Aragon — 5 years ago

Catch up on what your colleagues found most interesting on peHUB this week. Posts that garnered the most pageviews from regular readers from June 13 to June 17 focused on reader opinions about expanding the 500-shareholder rule; the biggest winners in Pandora’s IPO; IRRs for Austin Ventures and Morgenthaler provided by UTIMCO; PE pros that have bought into pro sports teams; Searchlight’s new media fund; and more.

1. Slideshow: Top 10 Winners in Pandora’s IPO, by Lawrence Aragon
2. Slideshow: IRRs for Eight Morgenthaler Funds, Courtesy of UTIMCO, by Mark Boslet
3. Slideshow: Who Makes The Most Money Of All?, by David Toll (Subscribers only)
4. Slideshow: VCs and PE Execs Who’ve Made the Leap into Pro Sports, by Jonathan Marino
5. Slideshow: UTIMCO Holds 7 Austin Ventures Funds, 4 of Which Have Negative IRRs, by Mark Boslet
6. Winklevoss Twins Still Pursuing Facebook Founder, by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters
7. Searchlight Reaches $800M On Debut Media Fund, by Gregory Roth
8. TALK BACK: What to Do with the 500 Shareholder Rule, by Jonathan Marino
9. Middle Market M&A Dominates First Five Months, Strategic Most Active Buyers, by Luisa Beltran
10. Reinventing The Board Meeting, by Brad Feld, Foundry Group (Subscribers only)


Top 10 Hub Posts This Week

By Lawrence Aragon — 5 years ago

Want to catch up on what your colleagues found most interesting on peHUB this week? Here are the posts written by our staff that garnered the most pageviews from March 14 to March 18.

1. Source: Seed-Stage Rounds Up 50 Percent in New York; Valuations Up 30 Percent LINK – by Connie Loizos

2. Scathing Report Details CalPERS Bribery Scandal LINK – by Gregory Roth

3. Who Cares About HCA? Silver Lake, KKR Make Five Fold Gain on Avago Investment LINK – by Luisa Beltran

4. KKR Kinda Sorta Talks Succession At First Ever Investor Day LINK – by Luisa Beltran

5. West Coast, East Coast Investment Rivalries Heat Up LINK – by Mark Boslet

6. Cleantech Far From Down And Out: 83 Funds Said To Be Raising $23.5B LINK – by Mark Boslet

7. Social Scene: Feld Shares TMI for Fitbit, Bathroom Humor at SXSW, 4 Birthdays Coming LINK – by Lawrence Aragon

8. Cleantech’s Nemesis: Consumer Awareness Still Lags LINK – by Mark Boslet

9. BrightSource Raises Another $122M As Speculation Of IPO Increases LINK – by Mark Boslet

10. Winning! or Losing? A Look Into the Super-Fund Movement LINK – by Connie Loizos


Revisions To Senate Startup Visa Act Called More Realistic

By Mark Boslet — 5 years ago

Senators John Kerry’s (D-Mass) and Richard Lugar’s (R-Ind) decision Monday to update the Startup Visa Act of 2011 appears to be receiving good reviews from the venture community. The goal of the act is to make it easier for qualified foreign entrepreneurs to start businesses in the United States. When it was unveiled last month, […]


How to Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community

By Brad Feld — 5 years ago

I’ve lived in Boulder for 15 years after living in Boston for a dozen. While I’ve spent a lot of time in Silicon Valley — both as an angel and venture capital investor — I’ve never lived there. While the firm I’m a partner in — Foundry Group — invests all over the United States, […]


Do More Faster

By Brad Feld — 5 years ago

Writing a book is hard. Really hard. Much harder than I thought. So I’m extra satisfied that “Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup” is finished, in print and available for the world to buy. I’ve been helping create software and Internet companies for over 25 years, starting with my first company, Feld […]