Principal @ TomorrowVentures, an early stage VC fund with over 80 investments including Prosper, Legendary Entertainment & Maker Studios.
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Brad Holden is a principal with TomorrowVentures, an early-stage venture fund founded in 2009 by Court Coursey and Eric Schmidt, Alphabet’s Executive Chairman. TomorrowVentures has 80 investments in 21 cities around the world that range from consumer internet technology to digital media and gaming to specialty finance. Investments include Legendary Entertainment, Maker Studios, Prosper, Beautycounter, Shape Security and Sharecare. Since 2010, Brad has worked closely with the existing portfolio companies, sourced and closed new investments and coordinated the legal process for TomorrowVentures. He has helped grow the portfolio from 5 investments to 80 during his time at TomorrowVentures. Prior to joining TomorrowVentures, Brad was a corporate associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His practice involved representing publicly and privately held companies and venture capital funds in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private placement of securities, securities regulation, and general corporate governance.
He received his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and received his B.A. in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College.
i am based in the Tampa area but used to work for a high flying startup that was backed by some venture folks in Menlo Park (where the company was headquartered). the founders used to say that they loved being in Silicon Valley because there were so many vcs there and that most vcs would only invest in companies that were less than 50 miles away because they wanted to check in...Do you guys have that same philosophy? Is there any hope for people like me that live in places like Tampa to find interest from Silicon Valley?
Hi Brad - I'm in the telecom industry and there has been a lot of news about the opening up of stbs by the FCC. It looks like a dog fight between Google and the cable industry but I was wondering whether VCs would see this as an opportunity for new providers of stbs and/or content providers?
TV is known for investing in early-stage companies. I’m curious whether you have heard about or have read Adam Grant’s new book, “Originals,” and to get your thoughts on his theory that the best entrepreneurs are more likely to be risk-adverse as opposed to risk-takers—i.e....
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