Chris Brown

Partner Operations Manager

In my role as Partner Operations Manager, I work directly with Josh Kopelman on two primary initiatives: supporting and growing First Round’s community of companies and assisting in evaluating new investment opportunities. In both endeavors, I feel privileged to work with entrepreneurs early in their journey to create technology that has the potential to shape our world. I’m proud to be a part of a team that’s biased toward action and continues to reimagine the way we serve our community of companies.

Before joining First Round, I spent three years working in New York at The Blackstone Group. Prior to Blackstone, I attended Middlebury College where I majored in Political Science and minored in Economics. During these undergraduate years, I also got my first taste of entrepreneurship while running a moving and storage business for students.

My years in Vermont made me love the winter, during which I spent a significant amount of time at the hockey rink. When not on the ice or in the great outdoors, you’ll find me flexing my Excel chops at First Round while rocking out to a proprietary classic rock playlist that has fueled many a working session.