Aaron Szekel

Platform, Insights

Aaron, based in New York City, leads Research and Insights. He works to provide our portfolio companies with knowledge and opportunities derived from the pooled experiences of our team and our companies.

Aaron serves the First Round portfolio as an on-demand consultant through our venture and financial model concierge services. He also leverages the shared knowledge of the portfolio to provide information on best practices across a number of verticals including compensation, financing and transactions. In addition to his role, Aaron serves as a point-person for our Dorm Room Fund [and attends demo days and meet-ups in New York and Philadelphia].

Before joining First Round Capital, Aaron most recently served as an Associate in Corporate Development at CBS Corp. working on strategic initiatives, transactions and venture investments across the Online, Television, Radio and Publishing industries. Prior to that Aaron was an Analyst in the Investment Banking group at Lehman Brothers and as an undergraduate, worked on film and music advisory engagements at the Salter Group. This past summer, Aaron served as a Marketing Intern at New York based Simulmedia.

Aaron holds an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA with High Honors from Brandeis University.