Chris Brown


In my early days at First Round, I worked closely with Josh Kopelman in our Philadelphia office helping to support our portfolio companies. I found that there is nothing more exciting than watching a founder’s vision take shape in the world — and that the opportunity to work with teams in the first phase of their company building journey is a unique privilege. I love working with entrepreneurs who are driven by first principles thinking, enjoy questioning the status quo, and strive to make the world a better place to live.

Now, as a member of our New York investment team, I’m focused on finding and bringing the next generation of remarkable founders into the First Round community. I’m inspired by how quickly the New York ecosystem has evolved and excited to see the companies that are built here over the next decade.

Before First Round, I spent three years working at The Blackstone Group. Prior to Blackstone, I graduated from Middlebury College where I studied Political Science and Economics. Outside of work, you can usually find me on the ice at Chelsea Piers or somewhere in Williamsburg exploring Brooklyn’s restaurant scene.