Steve Hilk

Manager - Finance

From my vantage point, I get a unique understanding of how difficult it is to build a business. As a numbers guy, I’m most energized when I’m able to dig into data and get people an answer efficiently, making their day-to-day choices easier. If I can help First Round and its founders make smarter decisions faster, I’ve done my job. In my role, I manage the data collection and analysis of First Round’s ever growing portfolio. These responsibilities include evaluating deal models, waterfalls, ASC 820 valuation, and financial analysis — all of which are critical to both the financial reporting and investment processes.

Prior to First Round, I was the Private Equity Accounting Manager at Mainline Investment Partners, where I was responsible for the daily financial activities of over 20 investment funds. Before that, I served as a Senior Assurance Associate at Ernst & Young, managing multiple audit engagements in the Asset Management and Alternative Investment industry.

I hold a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. I may be the only Certified Public Accountant you’ll meet who can catch fifteen meters of air while kiteboarding.