First Round Capital Is Hiring!

Apr 25, 2011

“How did you get into venture capital?”

I kind of hate that question.  Not because I have any particular point of view on how I became a venture capitalist.  No, I just don’t like it because like so many other people in the business I arrived here following a fairly unique path.  Inevitably the person asking is trying to find a pattern that they can use to get into the business and my story isn’t helpful for them.

As I gear up to hire a new associate for the San Francisco office of First Round Capital I know there is no standard way to find the next person to join our team.  Our current experience mix includes entrepreneurship, academia, banking, government, crime fighting, and some very poor scooter riding.  No one here burst from the womb wanting to do venture capital yet here we all are having the time of our lives while we strive to make our portfolio companies successful.

Given that, how do we find the next person?  I’m always game for trying a new model and so I am borrowing a bit from Angus Davis, the brilliant CEO of our portfolio company Swipely who builds his team in a very unique way.

If you are interested in working with us as an Associate, I’d love to hear from you.  But instead of telling you what I am looking for, let’s start with you telling me a little bit about yourself.  To structure the conversation I built this little website.  Head over there, answer a few questions, and let’s start this conversation.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Discussion and Comments

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  1. Hitesh says:

    Is it open for non US candidates.

    Commented on April 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm
  2. Sean Coleman says:

    Don’t know how it’s working for you, but I thought the form was a great. The founder question even inspired me to post it on my blog. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Commented on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm
  3. Shantanu Bhalerao says:

    The form was great – interesting questions. I enjoyed answering the questions, especially liked the techcrunch question.

    Commented on May 3, 2011 at 6:28 pm
  4. infiniteloop says:

    @frcjobs I think this is by far the best approach to hire someone to your team.

    Commented on May 30, 2011 at 7:47 am
  5. infiniteloop says:

    I think FRC thinks, invests and livesu00a0u00a0″bordrless” :-)

    Commented on May 30, 2011 at 7:50 am
  6. Stephen says:

    Is the application currently closed? The URL leads me to “This form cannot be viewed by the public”.

    Commented on June 6, 2011 at 1:02 am
  7. Mgreanias says:

    I guesss I’m last to market…gosh, there must be some benefit to that…LOL!!!

    Commented on December 1, 2011 at 9:55 pm
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