Farewell, @christine!

Oct 27, 2010

I often get asked what I enjoy most about being in venture capital.  The answer is easy – every day I get to meet and work with the smartest and most creative people in the world.

One of those people is Christine Herron.  I had known Christine for years and was thrilled when she decided to join First Round Capital a few years ago.  Her calm demeanor, wit, and keen eye for very interesting companies made her a great fit for us.  She worked hard for many portfolio companies and was an integral part of our deal flow and decision-making process.

It was therefore a bittersweet moment when she told me she would be starting the next phase of her career by joining Intel Capital to work on their consumer investments.  I know that this is a great step for her in what has been and will continue to be a great investing career.  She will be working with a stellar team and awesome companies and will now be a wonderful syndicate partner for us.  On the other hand, I will miss bouncing ideas around with her and having her help on the companies we worked on together.

On behalf of the First Round Capital team, I give Christine a hearty congratulations and best wishes.  And I remain thankful that I am in a profession where every day I get to work with the smartest and most creative people in the world, like Christine.

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  1. Chris Tolles says:

    Wow. Congratulations (Christine), I’m Sorry (FRC). Glad that everyone is on good terms, and it shows real class having a public sendoff on the blog. nnHope to see Intel start making some more investments in the space Christine was working for you guys…

    Commented on October 27, 2010 at 8:03 pm
  2. Christine Herron says:

    Aw, shucks. I feel the same. I’m thrilled to start in on the new opportunity, but it’s bittersweet to be leaving our quirky First Round family. I can hardly wait to collaborate so that we can bounce around the next set of ideas.

    Commented on October 27, 2010 at 11:55 pm
  3. J Chris Anderson says:

    Christine’s good – she met with me a couple times in the early days and helped me see the business angle on things (also she put up with my messing up the TV system right before the meeting started.). Christine and Rob are both great, with valuable insight.nnI hope Intel is good for you, Christine! That’s a big opportunity.nnI recommend talking to both Christine and Rob for anyone who’s got technical savvy and the desire to run a business. They can quickly help you find if you are on the right path.

    Commented on October 28, 2010 at 5:49 am
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