Archives / January, 2009

hiring as a core competency

Most startups spend plenty of time working on things like their product plans, requirements docs, market studies and the like. They are important aspects of running their companies and the kind of things that improve with collaboration and varied input from as well as from the iterative and inclusive process they typically require. You’d expect…

Openness

We were talking today at our regular Monday partner lunch about accessibility and openness. At Foundry we strive to be transparent and available – from our various blogs (the Foundry blog; plus each of our personal blogs -  Jason, Ryan, Brad as well as this one) to direct email addresses on our website. While in…

Why you should get stuck on "Glue"

At Foundry, we’re trying not just to respond to the conversation, or even to simply be a part of it.  We’re looking to help form and shape the conversation around technology areas that we care deeply about.  Maybe this sounds cheesy, but it’s absolutely true.  My partners and I are technology geeks first and foremost….

start your business now!

While the financial world may seeming to be coming to its end and everyone’s natural instinct may be to baton down the hatches and not do anything to rock the boat too much, I think that now is actually a great time to start a business.  Our own experience suggests that many great companies start…

AdBurner, FirstDocs and our 2008 investments

First off, happy 2009 to you all! I’m looking forward to a little more frequent blogging this year (if not exactly a resolution for 2009 since I think those are a bit cheesy, at least a goal for the year). A few items of note to start off the blogging year: Today NewsGator, AdMeld, Technorati,…