First Round Capital News
Today, First Round Capital announced that Rob Hayes has joined the team. (More info here in pdf format).
Based in San Francisco, Rob will be our first West Coast Partner. The addition of Rob (along with Chris Fralic who joined us in March) will greatly add to the depth of our team and our firm’s capabilities.
Rob comes to First Round Capital from Omidyar Network where he was their first venture investor. He led most of Omidyar Network's initial venture capital deals and later built and ran the technology investing group. Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2004, Rob was at Palm where he started up their corporate venture fund. While in that role he also managed the strategy effort around Palm OS that led to the spinout of PalmSource. Rob started at Palm as product manager for the initial device-independent releases of Palm OS and was responsible for the versions of Palm OS on dozens of devices including the initial Treo products.
I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Rob through our work on two Boards of Directors (Krugle and Feedster) over the last few years and know he will be an extremely valuable addition to the team. Welcome Rob!