First Round Capital

First Round Capital is a venture capital firm that specializes in providing seed-stage funding to technology companies. Founded by Josh Kopelman, the firm's investment team now includes Chris Fralic, Rob Hayes, Howard L. Morgan, Bill Trenchard, Kent Goldman, Phineas Barnes, and CeCe Cheng. First Round typically provides seed-stage funding and focuses on portfolio companies' growth during their first 18 months. It has offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York.The company seeks to take an active role in supporting the operations of its portfolio companies.
Posts about First Round Capital
  • #SFSNYC VIDEO: Where Are Today’s Billion-Dollar Local Opportunities?

    …, common pitches they frequently hear, and the growing internationalization of startup culture. Satish Dharmaraj, partner at Redpoint Ventures, and Howard Morgan, partner at First Round Capital, both said they get a lot of pitches from companies claiming to be the Uber of something, but by virtue of the friction in their business, most are not Uber…

    Street Fight- 6 readers -
  • #SFSNYC Recap: 5 Key Takeaways from This Year’s Summit

    … was plainly evident. In terms of helping local businesses compete, part of the effort involves improving their results by connecting them to larger ecommerce value chains, both in their communities and beyond. On-demand models are one source of innovation — witness companies like, Pager, Doorman, and GoButler — and undoubtedly will play a part…

    Street Fightin Mobile- 9 readers -
  • Why First Round Review Launched 9 Magazines

    … an unlikely industry is taking on the challenge with nine magazine of its own: First Round Capital. First Round Capital, which focuses solely on seed-stage funding for companies like Uber and Refinery29, was founded in 2004, but it didn’t start publishing until 2013. Initially, it posted sporadically on its blog,First Round Review, recapping events…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategist- 11 readers -
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