A lot has happened since we started First Round Capital in 2004. We've invested in over 75 amazing companies, grown our team to include 8 investment professionals, and opened offices in three states. We've also become the most active seed-stage firm in the country -- with the most visited VC website.
Yet, despite all this change, our website remained pretty much the same as it looked in 2004.Well, not anymore. Today I'm excited to announce the launch of the new firstround.com website. The core of the site is the First Round Capital News Feed (bring it on Facebook) on our homepage - which incorporates our new investment announcements, our blog posts, portfolio company news and job postings, and selective tweets and Four Square checkins from the First Round Capital team. portfolio page allows you to sort our portfolio companies by location and tag cloud. And every portfolio company’s page now integrates their tweets, blog posts and job listings – as well as links to any of their applications (like iPhone, browser plugins, etc) that can be downloaded.
One of the most helpful things a VC can do for a portfolio company is to help them find key hires. And the jobs section of our site contains well over 125 current job openings within our portfolio. Indeed, just last month our website was responsible for connecting over 1,000 candidates to our portfolio companies. In addition to posting the listings on our site, you can find them via an RSS feed of the jobs or at our @frcjobs Twitter account. And be sure to signup for our Key Hire
Wire newsletter which emails you one 1-3 executive jobs in our portfolio each week.
Finally, since it's pretty rare that a day goes buy without some news from a First Round Capital portfolio company, you can keep up with the news on our news page -- or subscribe to our news RSS Feed or follow our @FirstRound account on Twitter.
Our firm today looks very different than it did six years ago -- and now our website does too. I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.