For entrepreneurs, figuring out how to form and run a board of directors can be intimidating and confusing. On the flip side, it is not always clear to board members what their duties and responsibilities are to the company. In this Crash Course, Brad Feld will draw from his recent book, Startup Boards, to illuminate some basics of corporate governance such as why you need a board, who should be on your board, how to run board meetings, and other challenges boards can present. For any startup looking to form a board of directors or anyone looking to or currently serving on a board, this Crash Course is not to miss.
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.
In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of UP Global. Brad speaks and writes extensively on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship.
Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 23 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
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