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Brett Berson

VP, Platform

Brett joined First Round Capital in 2008 and is currently VP of Platform.

Brett leads First Round's effort to transform its portfolio into a community of connected of entrepreneurs. He pioneered the firm's Platform team and has grown it to over 12 people providing unique value to our investments across every vertical. Constantly innovating, his team is responsible for First Round's extensive software, robust experience strategy, and best-in-class Expert Network. He was also instrumental in launching The First Round Review — quickly becoming the Harvard Business Review for startups with hundreds of thousands of readers every month.

Together, these initiatives empower hundreds of entrepreneurs to learn from each other every day, and are redefining what startups can and should expect from their investors. Brett's work on Platform prompted Fortune Magazine to call First Round's community "the most powerful network in the Valley." And in 2014, he was named one of Forbes' "30 Under 30" to watch in venture capital.

A graduate of New York University, Brett received his B.S. with highest distinction in economics and film (which comes in handy for First Round's holiday videos, which have amassed over a million views).