Urban Airship and Cloudability investor Brad Feld talks startups communities, entrepreneurs, and Portland

While Portland is still relatively immature as a startup community, we’re making strides in the right direction. And we’re beginning to track on the “Boulder Thesis,” a concept championed by Brad Feld—cofounder of TechStars and Foundry Group, an investor in Portland companies Urban Airship and Cloudability—in his book Startup Communities.

PIE startup KS12 took a few minutes to chat with Brad on Skype regarding Portland, entrepreneurship, and investing. Here’s what they captured.

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For more interviews from KS12 with entrepreneurs and investors, visit Video Sprint. For more of Brad’s insights and access to additional resources, visit Startup Revolution.

  1. I swear that picture will haunt me until the end of time. Ironically I was INTRODUCING Brad. 🙂

  2. Scott, you look alright (well, maybe a little serious) in the picture. I’m more haunted by that creature looming in the background of the video!

  3. You’ve got a Minotaur in your room. Watch out.

  4. What is the startup/tech scene like in Portland, Oregon?…

    Portland has a super vibrant tech community, with hot startups, active investors and lots of talent. Plus, a quality of life that can’t be beat. PDX is starting to both attract relocators and nurture the home-grown tech scene. Ryan Carson, for example…

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