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Chris Fralic

Board Partner

Chris Fralic has been a Partner at First Round since 2006 and has focused on a number of areas such as advertising and marketing technology, social/mobile, eCommerce/travel, connected devices and gaming.  In 2019 he shifted to Board Partner where he continues to work with existing companies, but no longer leads new investments.

Some of his investments that have been acquired include Ring (Amazon), Hotel Tonight (AirBnB) Flurry (Yahoo!), Invite Media (Google), Demdex (Adobe), DoubleVerify (Providence Equity), Yapta (Coupa), Adaptly (Accenture), and Arbor.io and Circulate (Acxiom).  Two are now public companies — ScanScout/Tremor (NYSE:TLRA) and MyYearbook (NYSE: MEET). Some of the current investments he works with include RobloxWarby ParkerNomad Health, Troops, Outlier, Stensul, LiveIntent, Boom.TV and Rec Room.   

Chris has 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 one of the early employees and VP of Business Development at Half.com starting in 1999, and after the eBay acquisition spent six years with 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 8 billion times. He serves on several non-profit boards including The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA and The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Chris Fralic has been a Partner at First Round since 2006 and has focused on a number of areas such as advertising and marketing technology, social/mobile, eCommerce/travel, connected devices and gaming.  In 2019 he shifted to Board Partner where he continues to work with existing companies, but no longer leads new investments.

Some of his investments that have been acquired include Ring (Amazon), Hotel Tonight (AirBnB) Flurry (Yahoo!), Invite Media (Google), Demdex (Adobe), DoubleVerify (Providence Equity), Yapta (Coupa), Adaptly (Accenture), and Arbor.io and Circulate (Acxiom).  Two are now public companies — ScanScout/Tremor (NYSE:TLRA) and MyYearbook (NYSE: MEET). Some of the current investments he works with include RobloxWarby ParkerNomad Health, Troops, Outlier, Stensul, LiveIntent, Boom.TV and Rec Room.   

Chris has 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 one of the early employees and VP of Business Development at Half.com starting in 1999, and after the eBay acquisition spent six years with 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 8 billion times. He serves on several non-profit boards including The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA and The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.