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By: The First Round Partnership

As you might have read in the digital pages of Forbes this morning, the First Round partnership is thrilled to announce that Meka Asonye will be joining our team as a Partner.


By: Chris Fralic

With their direct listing on the NYSE, today Roblox becomes $RBLX. It’s a day that’s both well-earned and a long-time coming. …


Full-time, based in San Francisco

By: Brett Berson

We launched our first Angel Track cohort nearly four years ago with the aim to help emerging angel investors increase their odds of success. We hoped to address a gap we spotted by fusing together the magic of community and knowledge sharing to build the strongest network…


By: Brett Berson

Back in May, we were kicking off the most recent cohort of Angel Track with some butterflies. We’ve constantly iterated and tinkered with the format ever since our original launch, but this round brought on some of the biggest changes yet.

For starters, there was a necessary…


For plenty of folks, the last year felt like treading water. Personal development or making strides in your career goals might have taken a backseat while you focused on staying safe and healthy, as well as caring for those near and dear. Now, as we begin to enter a new…


Full-time, based in San Francisco

First Round is a venture capital firm laser-focused on helping seed stage companies win. We love meeting incredible entrepreneurs and rolling up our sleeves to help founders build their companies from day one. We have offices in San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia.

We’re looking to add a Chief of…


By: Hayley Barna

More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic first started, healthcare sits at the very top of the list of transformed industries. The field is reorienting after a telehealth surge, embracing new digital relationships between providers and patients, and recognizing the gaps in technology infrastructure needed for…


By: Brett Berson

In recent years, as more and more startup leaders and founders got into the check-writing game, we spotted a few gaps. Angel investing is something of a mysterious art. It can be intimidating, and seemingly tough to break into. …


First Round’s Fast Track admittedly started as a bit of a fuzzy experiment. Back in 2016, we felt there was space to build a mentorship experience that could unlock insights, deepen relationships and advance careers — but only if it was structured well and avoided the issues that often plague…


Here at First Round, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to demystify the company-building process and share knowledge more widely — whether through interviews on the Review, new products like Discovery Assist that are custom-tailored to support founders, or curated learning programs like our recent inaugural Founding Designer…

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