Anchor Point Foundation
– Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor
The Anchor Point Foundation supports non-profit organizations who are doing innovative work in their communities.
Brad is a long-time venture capitalist who has supported entrepreneurship in the for-profit sector and provides his expertise and leadership to non-profits. Amy is a writer and community leader who has been deeply involved in non-profit activity for two decades.
In addition to long-term relationships with many organizations, the Anchor Point Foundation periodically makes a major commitment to a specific effort that we think is of particular and timely value.
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, a venture capital firm, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.
Brad is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written a number of books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blogs Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals.
Brad holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed 25 marathons as part of his mission to finish a marathon in each of the 50 states.
Amy currently serves on the Our World Campaign Committee for The Nature Conservancy and is a member of TNC’s Africa Affinity Group for Women and Girls. Brad and Amy are co-chairs of the Boulder Community Health capital campaign. Amy served on the Board of Trustees at Wellesley College from 2009 to 2015 and is an Albright Institute Global Ambassador. Brad and Amy established the Anchor Point Fellowships in Global Leadership at Wellesley College, which provides funds for 10 students to participate in summer internships, primarily in Africa. Amy served as a trustee of the Community Foundation serving Boulder County from 2000 to 2005. Amy is also a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Amy co-founded and is a partner of Social Venture Partners Boulder County, which strengthens non-profits through grants and strategic consulting and emphasizes building the capacity and sustainability of organizations by bringing good business practice to good causes.
Amy is the co-author of Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur with Brad. She occasionally blogs at http://anchorpoint.blogs.com/ and can be found on Twitter (@abatchelor) and Facebook (amy.batchelor).
Amy graduated from Wellesley College in 1988 with a B.A. in Political Philosophy. Amy travels extensively and has spent time on every continent except Antarctica.