First Round Capital

First Round is a venture capital firm that specializes in providing seed-stage funding to technology companies.

First Round
IndustryVenture Capital
FounderJosh Kopelman
Howard L. Morgan
HeadquartersSan Francisco

Founded by Josh Kopelman[1] and Howard Morgan[2] First Round typically provides seed-stage funding and focuses on portfolio companies' growth during their first 18 months. It has offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York.

In 2012, the firm launched Dorm Room Fund for college students to fund startups founded by their peers.[3] In 2019, the firm launched the Graduate Fund, a pre-seed fund for recent graduates of undergraduate or master's programs.[4]


  1. ^ Well-Known Tech Investor Aims Higher,, September 7, 2007
  2. ^ Mark Suster (April 21, 2011). ""Want To Know How First Round Capital Was Started?"". Fast Company.
  3. ^ For Students, By Students: First Round Capital Announces Dorm Room Fund in Philly, PandoDaily, September 24, 2012
  4. ^ "New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates". TechCrunch. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 2019-01-17.

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