Startups

Business Week profiles First Round Capital

Remember that time we assessed Philadelphia’s venture capital market and told you local early stage investors were doing well? Well, BusinessWeek magazine surmised just as much in a well-produced profile of local venture capital firm First Round Capitol. According the the profile, First Round, located in San Francisco and West Conshohocken, has continued to invest […]

firstroundRemember that time we assessed Philadelphia’s venture capital market and told you local early stage investors were doing well?
Well, BusinessWeek magazine surmised just as much in a well-produced profile of local venture capital firm First Round Capitol. According the the profile, First Round, located in San Francisco and West Conshohocken, has continued to invest in startups as other VC firms lay low in this recession. Because of the general pullback in investing, First Round has found itself the most active seed-stage investor. The firm has even received investments from the endowments of Yale and Princeton.
The profile details the new math behind venture capital, which is shifting from IPO and big buy-out strategies to small investments as technology costs fall. Writer Spencer E. Ante gives Philadelphia a serious nod by using Wharton grad and First Round Managing Partner Josh Kopelman as the story’s primary source.
Even if you have only a passing interest in startups and investing, the profile is worth a read over lunch for an inside look at one of the region’s heavy hitters.

Companies: First Round Capital

Before you go...

Please consider supporting Technical.ly to keep our independent journalism strong. Unlike most business-focused media outlets, we don’t have a paywall. Instead, we count on your personal and organizational support.

3 ways to support our work:
  • Contribute to the Journalism Fund. Charitable giving ensures our information remains free and accessible for residents to discover workforce programs and entrepreneurship pathways. This includes philanthropic grants and individual tax-deductible donations from readers like you.
  • Use our Preferred Partners. Our directory of vetted providers offers high-quality recommendations for services our readers need, and each referral supports our journalism.
  • Use our services. If you need entrepreneurs and tech leaders to buy your services, are seeking technologists to hire or want more professionals to know about your ecosystem, Technical.ly has the biggest and most engaged audience in the mid-Atlantic. We help companies tell their stories and answer big questions to meet and serve our community.
The journalism fund Preferred partners Our services
Engagement

Join our growing Slack community

Join 5,000 tech professionals and entrepreneurs in our community Slack today!

Trending

Philly-area gold exchange startup reaches $1M in revenue just 10 months after launch

Cal Ripken Jr. essay: The MLB legend explains his drive to build STEM centers in schools across the nation

Calling all parents with too much toy clutter: This Philly startup can help

He started at Neya as an intern. 10 years later, he’s director of robotics — and loving life

Technically Media