Category Archives: #FRC

Outright Fantastic!

Jul 18, 2012

I couldn’t be more thrilled for the team at Outright on their acquisition by GoDaddy today! When the founders first approached me with their vision for a simple, approachable accounting solution for small businesses, it made tremendous sense. These businesses … Continue reading

Welcome CeCe!

Dec 13, 2011

I am thrilled to announce that CeCe Cheng has joined First Round Capital as an Associate! At First Round, we understand the importance of working with talented people and we apply that philosophy to both our investments and hiring. In … Continue reading

I recently negotiated and signed a term sheet with a company I am very excited about working with.  I’ll talk about that company later but for now wanted to talk about the process. Now that I have been a venture … Continue reading


Oct 28, 2011

Venture is a long term business.  Relationships are made and built over time.  Some of those relationships turn into investments and some never will.  And once I get to work with a founder I (almost ) always look forward to … Continue reading

“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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

We had a great event this week co-hosted by First Round Capital and Mayfield Fund called "Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs."  There were well over 150 seasoned and new entrepreneurs in attendance networking with each other for a few hours.  Additionally, a … Continue reading

It was with bemusement that I read how founder Aaron Patzer has just been “verbed.” The story goes that when sold to Intuit for $170 million, they left way too much money on table because the company clearly had the … Continue reading

I first met Matt Galligan when he started SocialThing and found him to be incredibly smart and engaging.   When he saw a tweet on one of my regular trips to Boulder and pinged me I was excited to hear … Continue reading