First Round Capital

  • Former First Round Capital VC Charlie O’Donnell Launches New Brooklyn-Based Venture Firm

    Former First Round Capital VC Charlie O’Donnell Launches New Brooklyn-Based Venture Firm

    A new venture firm is launching in Silicon Alley today. VC Charlie O’Donnell, who has worked as at both First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures, is launching his own venture firm today, New York-based Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. O’Donnell says that Brooklyn Bridge Ventures will make investments in early and seed stage technology companies in the “Greater Brooklyn… Read More

  • First Round Capital Wins The Internet With Its Holiday Video

    First Round Capital Wins The Internet With Its Holiday Video

    Okay (First Round Managing Partner Josh) Kopelman, you win. Every year VC firm First Round Capital gets creative with its holiday video. Its previous video holiday greetings have been riffs on Les Misérables, the Old Spice commercial and dancing through the worst of times. Read More

  • Guidance for Founders

    (Founder Office Hours With Josh Kopelman & Chris Dixon) Have-to-Have: Creating A Marketplace

    Carla Holtze is the co-founder of Have-to-Have, which is offically launching later this week. She calls it “a digital shopping platform” that allows consumers “to save, share and shop for any product that they find across the web.” Carla signed-up for Founder Office Hours with Hunch co-founder Chris Dixon and First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman. Her first… Read More

  • 33Across Raises $9 Million For Social Ad Targeting Platform

    33Across, a provider of social targeting technology for online marketing, has landed $9 million in Series B financing in a round led by Flybridge Capital Partners with participation from Series A investors First Round Capital and QED Investors. As part of the funding, Flybridge Capital’s Jon Karlen will join the company’s board. Read More

  • BankSimple Deposits $3.1 Million From First Round, Ron Conway, And Roger Ehrenberg

    BankSimple Deposits $3.1 Million From First Round, Ron Conway, And Roger Ehrenberg

    New York City startup BankSimple today disclosed that it raised its first venture funding in a round led by First Round Capital, Roger Ehrenberg’s IA Ventures, and Village Ventures, along with seed investors SV Angel (Ron Conway) and Nauiokas Park, and Jerry Neumann. But it did not disclose how much it raised. I’ve confirmed that the round was $2.9 million, with an additional… Read More

  • PayPal-Backed BillFloat Launches, Secures $4.5 Million Series A Round (Exclusive)

    BillFloat, a San Francisco-based startup incubated by PayPal and Venrock, has raised $4.5 million in a Series A round led by First Round Capital, with renewed participation of PayPal and Venrock and joined by early-stage funds and angel investors such as Jeff Clavier’s SoftTech VC, Ron Conway’s SV Angel and board member Mark Goines. The company soft-launched last week with… Read More

  • SafetyWeb Secures $8 Million So Parents Can Better Secure Their Kids Online

    When we last wrote about SafetyWeb in November, they hadn’t launched yet. Still, that didn’t stop Battery Ventures from pumping in a $750,000 angel round of funding. Now they’re about three months post-launch and investors are clearly liking what they’re seeing as the service has just raised another $8 million. SafetyWeb is a services that allows parents to monitor… Read More

  • BlackBerry Partners Fund Leads $9 Million Funding Round For Transpera

    Mobile video advertising startup Transpera has completed its Series C financing round, totaling $9 million. The round was led by BlackBerry Partners Fund, an independent venture capital firm that works in collaboration with Research In Motion and backs companies focused on building and selling applications, services and supporting infrastructure for mobile computing. Existing investors… Read More

  • Educational Technology Company Knewton Scores $12.5 Million More

    Online educational technology startup Knewton has completed a $12.5 million round of funding led by New York City-based VC firm FirstMark Capital, after securing a $6 million Series B round of financing a little over a year ago. Returning investors include Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, and angel investor Reid Hoffman, who are bringing the total of capital… Read More

  • First Round Capital holds a 'Volcano' Office Hours in London

    The ash cloud over Europe is proving a nightmare and a boon for some startups. It’s certainly a nightmare for startup teams traveling to events, like GeeknRolla on Tuesday. (And on that note, please now follow @GeeknRolla where we will sharing information on the event and helping you get to London). But if you are in London tomorrow (Sunday) you have a rare opportunity, and it’s… Read More

  • Traducción Necesita? Smartling Raises $4 Million To Do It For You.

    70% of users on the web do not speak English. Considering how many web sites and services are done entirely in English, obviously, this is a problem. Smartling thinks it has the solution. And now they have $4 million in funding to prove it. The realtime website translation tool has raised the Series A round led by Venrock. Also participating are U.S. Venture Partners, First Round Capital… Read More