First Round Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in growth capital investments in seed, startups, and early stage companies in the fintech sector. The firm is not averse to invest in pre-revenue companies and often provides the first outside capital to its portfolio companies. It does not invest in companies which try to change consumer behavior or create a new consumer need. The firm seeks to invest in advertising, distribution, technology-based, and marketing focused companies with an emphasis on consumer-facing business. Within technology, it prefers to invest in internet-enabled businesses including both consumer and enterprise with a clear distribution strategy. It typically invests in companies based in the United States including Philadelphia, Silicon Valley and New York area. The firm makes an initial investment of $0.5 million and also invests between $0.1 million and $0.2 million. The firm prefers to take an active role in the investments.

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HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2004
First Round Capital was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at First Round Capital

Rob Hayes

Rob Hayes

Investor
Phin Barnes

Phin Barnes

Investor
Josh Kopelman

Josh Kopelman

Investor
Howard Morgan

Howard Morgan

Investor
Chris Fralic

Chris Fralic

Investor
Brett Berson

Brett Berson

Investor
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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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First Round Capital News and Updates

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and First Round Capital invest $3 million in bail reform startup Promise

Nationwide, 62 percent of the jail population accounts for people who can’t afford bail, according to the Vera Institute of Justice. A lot of these incarcerated individuals are behind bars because they committed crimes at the misdemeanor level or lower. This is a significant statistic from a human r…
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