Chris Fralic has been a Partner at First Round since 2006, focused on areas including advertising and marketing technology, social/mobile, ecommerce/travel, connected devices and gaming. In 2019 he shifted to Board Partner where he continues to support existing companies, but no longer makes new investments.
Several of his investments became public companies including Roblox (NYSE:RBLX), Warby Parker (NYSE:WRBY), and Double Verify (NYSE:DV). Some of his investments have been acquired include Ring (Amazon), Hotel Tonight (AirBnB), Flurry (Yahoo!), Invite Media (Google), Demdex (Adobe), Adaptly (Accenture), Yapta (Coupa), CoTweet (ExactTarget then Salesforce), Troops and Clipboard (Salesforce), and Arbor.io and Circulate (Axciom). Some of the current investments he works with include Nomad Health, Stensul, LiveIntent, Boom.tv, GumGum and Rec Room.
Chris has over 35 years of technology industry experience, with significant Internet business development roles since 1996. He was VP of Business Development at social bookmarking and tagging company del.icio.us through the Yahoo! acquisition. He was also an early employee and VP of Business Development at Half.com starting in 1999, and after the eBay acquisition spent six years at eBay in a variety of business development, media, and entertainment roles. Chris has attended the TED Conference for over 25 years and worked with them in 2006 to help launch TEDTalks which have now been viewed over 10 billion times. He teaches and guest lectures widely and is involved with several non-profits and museums. More information can be found at https://linktr.ee/chrisfralic.