Some website upgrades...
As First Round Capital's portfolio has grown over the last few years, our firm's website has not grown with it. That's why we recently decided that an overhaul of our website was necessary. So, in addition to the traditional alphabetical listing of portfolio companies, we decided to try something new. To help people better navigate our portfolio, we recently launched a tag cloud. This provides an interesting perspective on where we’ve concentrated our investments. We also improved the portfolio company detail pages – providing both company news and job openings…
In addition, we also just launched an experiment. For the last several weeks, I have been an
active member of
Ycombinator’s Startup News site. Like Digg, their site
allows any member of their community to submit news items – with the best rising to the top. At First Round Capital, my partners and I have historically shared news
stories using a common del.icio.us tag. Inspired by Ycombinator’s site, we’ve decided to
experiment with allowing members of our community to submit stories on our site
as well. I invite you to visit
http://news.firstround.com to submit, share, and vote on stories and websites. We look forward to seeing the stories you find interesting.