Brad Feld, Managing Director of Foundry Group , Joins Me on Panic with Friends to Discuss Decentralization in a Post-COVID World (EP.146)

My good friend Brad Feld joined me again to talk about the future. You can listen to the episode here on Spotify or Apple

More details on Brad and this podcast are below…

Guest: Brad Feld

Profile: Managing Director of Foundry Group

Where to Find Him: LinkedIn, Twitter

Fun Fact: Brad is on a mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states. So far he’s got 25 checked off the list.

What’s the Panic About:

With over 30 years of experience venture investing, Brad has dealt with and invested through his fair share of panics. So I couldn’t think of anyone better to talk to about the future coming out of the COVID pandemic. In this episode, Brad and I talk about his family and what their past year has looked like, building stronger communities, our post-COVID future, startup culture, decentralization and more. I hope you enjoy this one!

This was Brad’s FOURTH appearance on Panic With Friends. Here are the links to episodes one, two, and three if you missed them and want to get the full “Brad Feld on Panic” experience. Brad is Boulder-based early-stage investor, entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. More specifically, he is managing director of Foundry Group, founder of Techstars, and writer for the Startup Revolution series and his blog Feld Thoughts. Brad has also been a mentor and supporter of mine, investing in my previous company Wallstrip as well as Stocktwits.

The Takeaway:

Coming out of COVID, we don’t truly know what the future will look like; it’s more abstract than that. However, the pandemic has been the catalyst for many structural shifts in everything from business, to tech, to networking, to equity.

Favorite Quotes:

“We’re humans – shit’s going to keep changing.”
“I think coming out of covid…. we have a structural change and the word decentralization is at the core of it.”

PS – I am now doing one ‘Panic With Friends’ podcast per week. Thanks for listening and make sure you subscribe over on Spotify or Apple