In the startup world, Give First means simply trying to help anyone—especially entrepreneurs—with no expectation of getting anything back. It's the pay-it-forward principle that builds strong startup networks. Techstars cofounders David Cohen and Brad Feld, lifelong entrepreneurs and startup investors, talk with mentors and founders about what giving first looks like in action, and how it makes great entrepreneurship possible. Listen for stories and actionable advice in every episode. Subscribe now to get every episode delivered to your favorite podcast listening platform.
David Cohen is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Techstars. David has been an entrepreneur and investor for his entire life. He has founded several companies and has invested in hundreds of startups such as Uber, Twilio, SendGrid, FullContact, and Sphero. David is the co-author with Brad Feld of Do More Faster: Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup and the co-host, also with Brad Feld, of the Give First podcast.
Brad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 30 years. Prior to founding Foundry Group, he founded Mobius Venture Capital and Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. He is a writer and speaker on venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and has written a number of books.