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I work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early. This weblog is about working at this early point in a company or technology's life cycle.

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Abra: Innovation in Remittance

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500

I’m really pleased to announce First Round Capital’s investment in Abra, the first global peer to peer cash money transfer network using the Blockchain/Bitcoin technology for secure low cost transfers. As their founder, Bill Barhydt says “our mission is to...

When Machines Talk, Augury Listens

Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400

There has been lots of excitement about the Internet of Things, - where devices communicate with humans and one another. But machines talk in many ways, not just digitally, but through the sounds their motors, gears, belts, etc. all make....

CloudHelix: Understanding and Managing Network Infrastructure

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:30:00 -0400

I’m thrilled to announce that First Round has led the seed financing round for CloudHelix, which is helping web and network operators to easily and more fully understand and manage their infrastructure. This new, scalable platform allows for the collection,...

Privacy Policies for Mobile Applications

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:17:10 -0400

Privacy is a crucial issue for most of the advertising driven companies we invest in. Many of our companies have been in the forefront of ensuring that not only do they take the proper care of the data, they also...

Congratulations: Single Platform Acquired by Constant Contact

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:36:01 -0400

Helping entrepreneurs build great companies is our primary purpose at First Round. If we can do that, we achieve the mission of making great returns for our investors. But we want the exits to not only make good money, but...

First Round Is Going To The Dogs

Tue, 15 May 2012 19:18:22 -0400

In a way, we are – with our latest investment – I’m happy to announce that @FirstRound has lead a seed round in – a community where you can have your dogs boarded in real home settings, not...

The First Round BOT

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:12:39 -0400

The dictionary defines a bot as “an autonomous computer program that performs time-consuming tasks, esp on the internet”. Those of you who know First Round Capital have learned that we are fanatics about measurement and metrics. We believe that it...

GroupMe to be acquired by Skype - what a birthday present

Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:31:21 -0400

Last night, GroupMe announced their acquisition by Skype, a great outcome for Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci, and for their investors, First Round Capital included. It was announced a few days after their first anniverary party. I"ve had a great...

A Pivotal Week At Firstround

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:15:55 -0400

My partner @joshk has written about finding entrepreneurs who are “heat seeking missiles” , and this past week has driven that point home to me and the entire @Firstround team. When we fund a company, we hope that we have... - Health Care is more than a US concern

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:00:14 -0400

It’s always easy to think of the United States as the greatest market in the world, and ignore the rest of the world (except maybe our Canadian cousins) as we develop businesses and web sites. Often the next step is...