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Vikram Ramakrishnan


As a child of immigrant parents, I saw firsthand how access to technology can positively impact people’s lives across the globe. I’ve since learned that the folks who will shape the future are those who are building companies. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside great founders in the past, and I’ve learned company-building is truly a team sport between founders, employees, customers and investors. I’m excited to work closely with founders who want to shape the future and have the grit to bring their ideas to life.

As an Associate at First Round, I’m responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities, and supporting founders as they work through challenges both big and small along each of their unique paths.

Prior to First Round Capital, I’ve taken on roles in both the product and business arms at early and growth-stage tech companies. Most recently, I’ve worked at Coinbase and a cybersecurity insurance startup called Cyence. I graduated with an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and I have an B.S. in engineering from UC Berkeley. I grew up in the Bay Area, and haven’t moved far since. Outside of work, you’ll find me active outdoors making the most of California’s temperate climate — I love biking, hiking, running and exercising.