Our investment team works side-by-side with founders to offer strategic advice and help solve unique challenges.
Rob joined First Round as a partner in 2006, opening up the firm's San Francisco office. Over the past eight years, he has led investments in companies such as Mint.com (acquired by Intuit), Gnip (acquired by Twitter), Square, Uber, and Planet...
Howard was Professor of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Computer Science at the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 through 1985. He has been a Visiting Professor at the...
Chris Fralic is a Partner at First Round Capital. 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...
Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. In 1992, while he was a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – and took...
Phin is a Partner at First Round Capital and a sneakerhead. Before joining, he worked at AND 1 from “day 2″ and founded a fitness video game company.In his first job after college, Phin spent six years helping to scale AND 1 Basketball...
Bill is a partner at First Round Capital. As a founder, operator, advisor and angel investor, Bill has helped dozens of companies launch, manage through hyper growth and win. Before joining First Round, Bill led LiveOps to $100 million in...
Wiley Cerilli is a Venture Partner at First Round. He joined the firm in 2014 and is based in the New York office. Wiley will focus on a variety of investment areas, but considering his 15 years of experience scaling sales teams, he will be paying...
Before joining First Round Capital, CeCe was the Director of Communications at internet startup Qwiki where she led all PR and marketing efforts. Prior to Qwiki, CeCe was at Dan Klores Communications, a boutique PR agency in New York City. She has...
In addition to our investment team, our Platform Team digs in to help them recruit awesome talent, connect with each other and find those first crucial lighthouse customers. We have one goal: help our entrepreneurs build better companies. And we do it all at the seed stage.
We believe that entrepreneurs can change the world.
We’re on a mission to find those few that can bend reality and build a new future. Our investment team is always here to help founders. We work side by side with you and help solve unique challenges and offer strategic advice. We want to be the founder’s first call -- literally, day or night – as you raise money and throughout the life of your company.