In this episode Jason Mendelson, a former big law firm attorney and founder of the venture capital firm, Foundry Group, discusses: 

  • being an attorney in Silicon Valley during the tech boom
  • the third version of his book, Venture Deals:  Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist, which he co-wrote with his Foundry Group co-founder, Brad Feld 
  • how he met Brad Feld and co-founded Foundry Group, a venture capital firm focused on making early-stage technology investments, participating in select growth rounds, and identifying and supporting the next generation of venture fund managers
  • what a VC actually does and how Jason guides the entrepreneurs in whose businesses he invests

For more about The Foundry Group, visit

For Jason’s book, visit 

For more about Legitimate Front and its album Off The Hook, visit