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Whitnie Narcisse

Operating Partner

I love connecting great people. As a natural-born extrovert, I get energy from others. So it makes sense that my role at First Round thrives on forging connections. I manage our talent, go-to-market, expertise, mentorship, community resources, and tech team with a focus on helping our companies solve tough challenges and build better companies. I love pushing our team to build and experiment and am proud to have built out some fantastic programs like Fast Track, Recruiter Track, Manager Track, Designer Track, and more.

I also manage our internal people ops at First Round, including being crowned our unofficial Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion champion. I love working with the best of the best, whether it’s with current First Rounders, our many fantastic alumni, and of course our founders and community members. I get so much joy from empowering others and am surely on this earth to serve!

Before joining First Round, I worked in talent acquisition at Bloom Energy and SPMB. But my first job out of school was teaching eighth grade science with Teach for America — which was simultaneously grueling and extraordinarily rewarding. I’m a proud Boston College Eagle and UNC Kenan-Flagler Tar Heel. A native of San Francisco, you’ll find me cheering on all Bay Area sports teams and zooming around the city bumping 90’s R&B.