First Round Capital

Founded 2004
Founders Howard Morgan Josh Kopelman


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Total investments 609
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 424
Rounds per year 35.82
Lead investments 74
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 157
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Software

First Round Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2004. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the First Round Capital, startups are often financed by Rose Tech Ventures, Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures, Forerunner Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SV Angel, Max Levchin, Emergence. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Venrock, Tiger Global Management, Icon Ventures.

When the investment is from First Round Capital the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 25-48 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this First Round Capital performs on 10 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The current fund was established by Howard Morgan, Josh Kopelman. The overall number of key employees were 8.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Enterprise Software, Information Technology. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Flexport, Square.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Open Source
$20M27 Aug 2021 United States, " United States"}


$30M21 Jul 2021 United States, Santa Monica


Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
Legal Tech
$6M25 Jun 2021 United States, Los Angeles


Human Resources
$15M23 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco


Machine Learning
$38M17 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco


Financial Services
Management Information Systems
$60M08 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco


Financial Services
Information Technology
$20M02 Jun 2021 New York United States

Gregarious, Inc.

Mobile Apps
$5M27 May 2021 New York United States

Product Design
$7M20 May 2021 County Dublin Dublin Ireland
Grow Therapy plants $15M into helping therapists start their own practices

– Grow Therapy, a behavioral health startup, raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by SignalFire and joined by existing investors, including First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, and others.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and grow its network of therapists.

Loyal raises $27M, aims to give dog owners more time with their pets

– San Francisco startup Loyal raised $27m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Khosla Ventures and included First Round Capital, Box Group, Collaborative Fund, The Longevity Fund and Lachy Groom.
– The company is building an animal pharmaceutical company that is developing therapeutics aimed at extending both lifespan and healthspan for dogs.


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