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Charlie O’Donnell. Charlie O'Donnell (ceonyc) Chris Fralic. Chris Fralic is a Partner at First Round Capital.

Chris Fralic

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 which was acquired by Yahoo!

In December 2005. Chris previously spent 6 years at eBay, and his last position there was a combination ad sales and business development role, and before that he led the eBay Entertainment categories, managing the transaction, platform and supply/demand aspects of the books, movies and music marketplaces in the US with over $1 billion in transaction volume during his time there. Chris is a board member of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (formerly the Peter F. 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.

Phin Barnes

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. As the Creative Director for Footwear, I led product direction, managed relationships with national retail accounts and created the initial concept for the signature AND 1 marketing property—the AND 1 Mix Tape. In 2003, I wanted to build fitness technology and founded an independent videogame company to do it. We developed and published Yourself! After consulting for MTV on product and marketing, I decided to pursue an MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

@PC_Endurance go Adrienne - that is where my money is... Articles. Phineas Barnes (phineasb) Josh Kopelman. Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization.

Josh Kopelman

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 in July of 1999, and led it to become one of the largest sellers of used books, movies and music in the world. was acquired by eBay in July 2000 -- and Josh remained with eBay for three years, running the 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.

Kent Goldman

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 has worked with technology companies for over twelve years. Prior to joining Yahoo! Previously, Kent was an early member of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Thomas Weisel Partners, where he executed transactions totaling more than $20 billion.

Kent is a graduate of Cornell University. @PC_Endurance go Adrienne - that is where my money is... Articles The problems solved by the best consumer apps are anthropological. Kent Goldman (kentgoldman) Howard Morgan. HLMorgan (HLMorgan) Rob Hayes. Rob has led investments in companies such as (acquired by Intuit), HomeRun (acquired by Rearden Commerce), Uber, TaskRabbit, Square, Get Satisfaction, and DNAnexus.

Rob Hayes

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 started at Palm as product manager for Palm OS. Rob previously spearheaded complex, system-level product development efforts atcompanies such as Geoworks and Go Corp where he focused on building products for the Japanese market. Rob has an MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. @PC_Endurance go Adrienne - that is where my money is...

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