In this show Bob and Pat talk with Brad Feld, co-founder of TechStars and co-author of Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup.
Brad offers some extremely good advice for startups on when and how to raise money, why being a solo founder is a long shot, why building relationships in the startup community early is a good idea, whether you should keep your startup secret, and more.
Brad spells out the two transcendent techniques to Do More Faster for startup founders: how to focus on the right things each week and why creating a work-life balance is a must.
Brad is one of the core proponents of the Startup Visa, which was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate the day we did the interview. Startup Visa would make it much easier for startup founders not from this country to build startups here.
Brad was also kind enough to let us both pitch startup ideas to him and helped us understand what startup pitches look like from the investor side of the table, where he’s the managing directory of the Foundry Group in Boulder, Colorado.
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