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Founded in 1989, Labrador Ventures is one of the oldest, premier seed stage funds in Silicon Valley. With over $200 million under management, Labrador has invested in more than 75 companies over the last 17 years, helping transform the way we work, communicate and transact business.
Labrador invests in software, communications/networking, messaging, semi-conductors and information services and looks for strong managers with defensible technologies which solve real needs in growth markets.
Labrador invests in the seed stage of a private companiesí growth. Labrador is the first professional investor in a company 75% of the time with initial investments ranging between $1M to $2M. Additional capital is reserved for follow-on investment rounds with typically $5M to $6M invested over the life of a company.
Mr. Foote has been a venture capitalist investing in early-stage companies for the past 9 years. He is active on the board of directors of Eoplex Technologies, Everyone.net, ezboard, and Integrated Materials Inc. and he is an observer on the boards of Altierre Corporation, Solaicx and Green Border Technologies.
Before venture investing, Mr. Foote was a management consultant with Boston Consulting Group, working in a wide range of industries such as telecom, computers, healthcare, banking, and automotive on topics ranging from strategic alliances to Internet strategies. Mr. Foote also worked as a systems engineer for AT&T Bell Laboratories, developing artificial intelligence systems for testing the most complicated telecommunications networks.
Mr. Foote is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the University of California's Haas School of Business and also has taught classes on entrepreneurship and venture capital funding at the University of Michigan's Business School, University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Mr. Foote received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla (1988), and his MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business (1993), where he received the Shermett Award granted to the top 3% of students.
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