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We're Turning Venture Capital on Its Head

We are laser-focused on helping seed stage companies become the next big thing. By connecting entrepreneurs with the tech, resources and community they need on
Day 1, we aim to make a lasting impact.

What We Do
  • Our Community

    We partner with teams that win across categories. We’ve done it over 250 times.

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  • Tastemakers

    The way we see the world around us.

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  • Builders

    How we shape our lives and experiences.

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  • Explorers

    And how we’ll create a future for the planet, together.

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Be a Founder

The old VC model is broken. We're building a future where founders can work together (and with us) to get the holistic advice, data and tools they need to make a big difference from the very beginning.

Oren Jacob, Founder at ToyTalk

We Have Your Back

Entrepreneurs – not VCs – build great companies. We're in the business of empowering people who inspire us.


We’ve built an entire team dedicated to giving our entrepreneurs an edge. Here’s what we do:

  • Business Development

    The First Round brand pulls weight with the partners you want. By introducing our entrepreneurs to some of the world’s largest companies, we can turbo boost your business.

    • GAP
    • Goldman Sachs
    • mastercard
    • Unilever
    • P & G
    • ESPN
    • Verizon
  • Engineering

    We’ve built our own software from the ground up to help our startups connect and communicate. Our custom tools are designed to share challenges and best practices – and we’re constantly iterating to meet founders’ needs and save them time.

  • Knowledge and Events

    We host events to connect our community over 80 times a year. Ranging from small dinners to Summits with the biggest names in tech, we curate meaningful experiences to help our entrepreneurs learn, grow and dominate together.

  • Talent

    We make hundreds of introductions every year to match our companies with the best people in every field. We recruit and track top candidates, make sure they have good experiences, and help get you the talent you need right when you need it.

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