Lindel Eakman


“Foundry has one of the largest networks in early-stage venture capital, certainly in the U.S. and perhaps globally. We enable a network that reaches far beyond Foundry itself and supports founders, funds, and LPs in an authentic, transparent way. We strive to build great companies and produce great returns.”

Lindel followed his passion as an investor across global capital markets to focus on early-stage investing with Foundry. Lindel has been investing in venture-backed companies and venture firms for nearly two decades, building an extensive network of limited partners, venture capitalists, and founders. He joined as a partner in 2015 and is active across the portfolio, working closely with partner funds and leading new direct investments. Lindel brings a blue-collar approach and humility to his work with a lot of respect for founders and the effort it takes to make something out of nothing. He will support you through thick and thin. 

Prior to joining Foundry, Lindel managed the private investment program for the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO). At UTIMCO, he developed his love for early-stage investing as he built the endowment’s venture capital program. He was fortunate to sponsor early investments in many of the now leading venture capital firms, including IA Ventures, True Ventures, Union Square Ventures, and, of course, Foundry.

Lindel received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and his BBA in accounting and finance at Texas Christian University. He is a CPA and a CFA charter holder. Lindel previously served as Vice-Chair of the Institutional Limited Partner Association and is a member of the St. David’s Foundation Investment Committee and the University of Colorado Foundation Investment Committee. Lindel resides in Boulder with his incredible wife and two amazing daughters. The hiking, fishing, and skiing almost make him forget how much he misses the tacos, music, and lakes of Austin.


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