First Round Capital

We’re a seed-stage venture capital firm transforming a portfolio of individual companies into a connected community of entrepreneurs who inspire, support and educate each other.

This community now includes Uber, Square, Warby Parker, Task Rabbit and 150+ more incredible innovators.

Type
Investor
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2004
First Round Capital was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at First Round Capital

Rob Hayes

Rob Hayes

Investor
Phin Barnes

Phin Barnes

Investor
Josh Kopelman

Josh Kopelman

Investor
Howard Morgan

Howard Morgan

Investor
Hayley Barna

Hayley Barna

Investor
Chris Fralic

Chris Fralic

Investor
Brett Berson

Brett Berson

Investor
Bill Trenchard

Bill Trenchard

Investor

First Round Capital Office Locations

First Round Capital has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
217 2nd St

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MissionU raises $8.5 million to give students a debt-free education

MissionU wants to offer college-level students the opportunity to get a debt-free education and announced today that it has secured $8.5 million to do so. FirstMark Capital led the round, with participation from existing investors First Round Capital, University Ventures, Box Group, Rethink Educatio…

MissionU raises $8.5M to build an alternative one-year education program

 Adam Braun, a consultant-turned-educational non-profit founder, will say he’s had a lot of good fortune that’s helped him position himself in a way to see the education system from a birds-eye view — and hopes he can help address the problem of student debt with a venture-backed startup. That’s why…

Bodega raises $2.5M to build a smart store kiosk in your apartment building

 If you’re in a big city like New York City, you’re probably used to walking around the block away from where you live to the corner shop and picking up a jug of milk or some dishwashing detergent. But Paul McDonald (who says he has not lived in New York), who was at Google for more than 13 years, w…

People on Twitter are furious at this former-Googler-founded startup that aims to replace mom-and-pop stores with vending machines

A new startup launched by two former Google employees aims to replace the corner store — but city dwellers on Twitter don't seem too happy about that. Called Bodega, after New Yorkers' preferred term for the local convenience store, the idea behind the startup is to place in…

Meet the tech company that wants to make you even more addicted to your phone

 Dopamine Labs aims to give any app the same addictive power that Facebook, Zynga and others have spent millions to perfect. Now, armed with $1 million in seed funding and some initial data that they’re experiments in mind control actually work, Dopamine Labs is spending money to boost its staff and…
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