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Justin Samoy

Office & Events Manager

Throughout my career in hospitality, non-profit organizations, and now First Round, I’ve been focused on providing great experiences that spark joy and lay the groundwork for success. As the office and events manager, I support the New York office and broader First Round community through office resource management and internal and external events. I think bringing people together to share experiences (and great food) can help them produce their best work and can ignite groundbreaking ideas.

Prior to my role at First Round, I had no experience in tech or venture capital. I earned a B.S. in Management Science from UC San Diego and spent the first part of my professional career working as a fundraiser in non-profit Off-Broadway theater organizations. I’m now enjoying myself as a full-time audience member!

I love exploring and eating my way through different neighborhoods and am always happy to chat about new restaurants and quintessential NYC experiences. You might find me bopping around town with snacks in hand, cackling at a new play or musical, or letting off steam on the dancefloor.