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Josh Kopelman

Managing Director of First Round Capital.

espite being coastally challenged (currently living in Philadelphia), Josh has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet industry since its commercialization. In 1992, while he was a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – an Internet information company. In 1996, Infonautics went public on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

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First Round Capital is Hiring: Platform Experience and Operations Manager

HiringFirst Round Capital is an entirely new kind of venture firm built from the ground up to help the world's best entrepreneurs build better companies.   One of our key tools to deliver on this promise is crafting incredible in person experiences for the entrepreneurs we work with – it's something we now do over 50 times per year.  We're creating a new role at First Round, a Platform Experience and Operations Manager, to help us take these events to the next level, continue to innovate and create experiences we haven't even thought of yet – and build systems and process to allow our entire Platform team to scale.

As a Platform Experience and Operations Manager you will be responsible for running and innovating on all aspects of our in person experiences that range from intimate dinners with the most influential names in technology through CEO and CTO Summit, our internal conferences that bring together the leadership teams from our 170+ companies.  You will have the opportunity to work with the entire First Round team as well as directly with the founders and companies in our portfolio.  In addition, you'll help our 7 person Platform team scale through innovative systems and processes.  This team includes business development, recruiting, learning and research.

The qualities we care most about:

  • Relentlessly resourceful – you need to be able to see a project from idea stage through successful completion – and whatever it takes to make it a success. You're looking for an opportunity to take on huge responsibility and grow in a high velocity work environment.
  • Get things done – this role will require you to get an incredible amount of work done in very short time periods.  We bias towards action.
  • Curious – you're interested in learning new things and can learn very quickly.
  • Pixel perfect – in everything we do, we try to bring care and thoughtfulness to our work.  So while the big ideas matter – we care deeply about the details.
  • No ego – you're willing to do anything and the phrase "that's not my job" is not something you'd ever say.  Ever.
  • Passion for technology – everyone on our team is passionate about technology, startups and company construction – and you need to be too.

We're looking for someone with anywhere from 0-3 years of professional experience.  The position is based out of our San Francisco office.

If you're interested in joining First Round and helping us turn venture capital upside down – email with 3 specific examples of when you were relentlessly resourceful and your résumé.