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Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.

Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals.

Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 25 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.

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AI and the HyperEncabulator

Dave Jilk and I had a long discussion last night, which included some rambling about AI. If you have been following me for a while, you know that in 2010 I stated that the machines have already taken over for us and are patiently waiting for us to feed all human knowledge into them.

This morning, Dave told me about the new HyperEncabulator project by SANS ICS as part of their ICS initiative. If you

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“as you'll learn, there really are only two key things that matter in the actual term sheet negotiation—economics and control.”
Brad Feld, Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

“Failure is a key part of entrepreneurship, but, as with many things in life, attitude impacts outcome”
Brad Feld, Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

“While the range of people, organizations, resources, and conditions involved in an entrepreneurial ecosystem are useful to understand, they are not the most critical construct. Instead, the interaction between each of the components is what matters.”
Brad Feld, The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

“When Baby Boomers grow up and write books to explain why one or another individual is successful, they point to the power of a particular individual’s context as determined by chance. But they miss the even bigger social context for their own preferred explanations: a whole generation learned from childhood to overrate the power of chance and underrate the importance of planning. Gladwell at first appears to be making a contrarian critique of the myth of the self-made businessman, but actually his own account encapsulates the conventional view of a generation.”
Peter Thiel, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

“We can start the process of reform by being honest with seniors. Many are led to believe that they have somehow paid for their benefits and that they have earned unconstrained Medicare. Yet the average person joining Medicare today has paid roughly $60,000 into the program over their lifetime and will use $170,000 in benefits.”
David Goldhill, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It

“This short book will argue that human-level AIs—I’ll just call them “AIs” from now on—are plausible, that they could become extremely powerful, that we need to solve many problems in ethics and mathematics in order to program them safely, and that our current expertise is far from adequate for the task.”
Stuart Armstrong, Smarter Than Us: The Rise of Machine Intelligence

“He should call it Oronzi’s Law: Any sufficiently-advanced intelligence will be indistinguishable from insanity.”
David Walton, Supersymmetry

“The only way you win is by knowing what you’re good at and what you’re not good at, and sticking to what you’re good at.”
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