Founded by Harold Morgan, this fairly recent investment startup is a fairly large player in the online and mobile space. They boast over 300 startups helped to date and their reputation preceeds them into every boardroom they enter. Known for a who’s who list of Internet startups funded, their list of investments include early stage funds for Uber, Birchbox (convertible note), Kentik, Axial, Zenreach, Agari, Zendrive, Relay Networks, Troops INC, Raden, FlightCar, Fundera, Abra, and several others. The big call to action for First Round Capital is building companies from the ground up.
They prefer seed stage investments, followed by consecutive series investments to help companies grow and thrive. The company is huge on data mining and network building, and even offer a unique program for entrepreneurs called “Pitch Assist” where they help startup founders to refine their investor pitch to perfection when it comes time to seek out other investors for continued growth.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $633 billion
Focus industries: Software, ecommerce, advertising, mobile apps and technology.