Natanya Montgomery

Knowledge Coordinator

It’s amazing what you can pack into four years of college. I may have just graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2016, but I’ve been immersed in the entrepreneurial community for quite some time. So it makes sense that at First Round my role is to create an environment where employees and founders can thrive, share and learn. I’m no stranger to this kind of work.

By the time I graduated, I was managing 27 resident advisors (while also being an RA myself), helping them do their jobs better, and reach their personal and professional goals. At the same time, I was one of a handful of undergrads selected to take classes within the top entrepreneurship program at the business school, the Adams Apprenticeship, while helping active entrepreneurs tackle big projects. On top of all that, I served as Fundraising Chair, Executive Board Member and Events Coordinator for the nonprofit group Musical Empowerment, helping UNC student mentors forge relationships with kids in underserved communities through music, and increasing the org’s reach by 300%.

Born in New York, with a childhood split between Connecticut and North Carolina, I’m excited to be new to California — and already proud to be an East Bay resident! At school, my passion for singing led me to become Director of the Carolina Carolers, and to major in vocal performance in addition to business. Music is still a big part of my life, along with a healthy dose of HGTV, podcasts (the TED Radio Hour and Freakonomics, especially), and questing for the best pistachio ice cream. I’m already looking forward to meeting you!