First Round Capital
Charlie O’Donnell. Charlie O'Donnell (ceonyc) Chris Fralic. Chris Fralic is a Partner at First Round Capital.
He joined the firm in 2006 and is based in their New York office. Chris has focused on a number of the firm's investments in areas such as Advertising Technology including Invite Media (acquired by Google) and Demdex (acquired by Adobe), Social Media including CoTweet (acquired by ExactTarget) and myYearbook (acquired by QuePasa), eCommerce, Gaming, and more.
Before First Round, he was most recently VP of Business Development at del.icio.us which was acquired by Yahoo! In December 2005. Chris Fralic (ChrisFRC) Christine Herron. Christine Herron (christine) Phin Barnes. I am a Partner at First Round Capital and am fascinated by design+technology+startups.
Before joining First Round, I worked at AND 1 from “day 2″ and founded a fitness video game company. After college I spent six years helping to scale AND 1 Basketball from $15 million to over $225 million in revenue. Phineas Barnes (phineasb) Josh Kopelman. Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization.
In 1992, while he was a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – and took it public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1996. Josh founded Half.com in July of 1999, and led it to become one of the largest sellers of used books, movies and music in the world. Half.com was acquired by eBay in July 2000 -- and Josh remained with eBay for three years, running the Half.com business unit and growing eBay’s Media marketplace to almost half a billion dollars in annual gross merchandise sales. In late 2003 Josh helped to found TurnTide, an anti-spam company that created the world's first anti-spam router. Josh Kopelman (joshk) Kent Goldman.
Kent joined First Round Capital in 2008.
He is based in the firm's San Francisco office. Kent has led investments in companies such as Hotel Tonight, Liftopia, Artillery and Threadflip. Additionally, he created & led First Round's Office Hours concept. He is an active mentor at technology incubators and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and round tables. Kent Goldman (kentgoldman) Howard Morgan. HLMorgan (HLMorgan) Rob Hayes. Rob has led investments in companies such as Mint.com (acquired by Intuit), HomeRun (acquired by Rearden Commerce), Uber, TaskRabbit, Square, Get Satisfaction, and DNAnexus.
Prior to joining First Round Capital, Rob was at Omidyar Network where he was their first venture investor. He led most of their initial venture capital deals and later built and ran the technology investing group. Before that, Rob was at Palm where he started up their corporate venture fund. While in that role he also managed the strategy effort around Palm OS that led to the spinout of PalmSource. Rob Hayes (robhayes)