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firstround.com

Investments

964

Portfolio Exits

208

Funds

25

About First Round Capital

First Round Capital operates as a venture capital firm. It focuses on seed-stage investments in the technology. The company provides financial support to startups and offers additional resources such as mentorship, hiring assistance, and customer acquisition strategies. It primarily serves the technology industry, with a particular interest in the enterprise, consumer, hardware, financial technology (fintech), and healthcare sectors. It was founded in 2004 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Headquarters Location

2400 Market Street Suite 237

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103,

United States

610-834-1461

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Find First Round Capital in 13 Expert Collections, including Direct-To-Consumer Brands (Non-Food).

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Restaurant Tech

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Hardware and software for restaurant management, bookings, staffing, mobile restaurant payments, inventory management, and more.

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Store tech (In-store retail tech)

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Startups aiming work with retailers to improve brick-and-mortar retail operations.

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Agriculture Technology (Agtech)

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Companies that are using technology to make farms more efficient

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Synthetic Biology

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Research containing First Round Capital

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Latest First Round Capital News

Reverie Labs Raises $25M Series A Round to Broaden Impact of its Computational Kinase Drug Discovery Platform

Dec 6, 2023

Led by Ridgeback Capital Investments LP, with participation from First Round Capital, Y Combinator, Neo, and other existing investors. News provided by Share this article Share toX CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --  Reverie Labs , a pharmaceutical company pioneering the application of machine learning to developing next-generation small molecule kinase inhibitors, today announced the closure of its $25M Series A financing, and the addition of Wayne Holman, M.D., founder and CEO of Ridgeback Capital, to Reverie's Board of Directors. This financing brings the total capital raised by Reverie to more than $32M. Reverie will use the proceeds to advance its internal and partnered drug discovery programs towards the clinic, further develop its innovative computational discovery platform, and grow its world-class, cross-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers. While tremendous progress has been made towards the advent of cancer precision medicine, for many cancer subtypes patient outcomes are still poor. Off-target toxicities limit the dose and thus the effectiveness of many drugs, and crucially prevent these drugs from being used in combination to circumvent resistance mechanisms. Reverie's goal is to contribute exquisitely specific kinase inhibitors to humanity's armamentarium for fighting disease. Reverie believes that only with access to an arsenal of targeted therapies will clinicians have the tools they need to not just produce small survival benefits, but durable, complete responses to therapy. Reverie's lead program, which is rapidly advancing towards the clinic, is targeting a well-validated disease mechanism with highly specific and brain-penetrant kinase inhibitors. Reverie is also supplementing its pipeline through carefully chosen partnerships, including a multi-target strategic collaboration agreement with Roche and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. "Too often in the pharmaceutical industry, data is treated as a by-product of doing drug discovery, not an intentionally generated asset for the purpose of improving one's platform. This capital will allow us to prioritize data generation and double down on the personnel and technology needed to develop our best-in-class computational kinase platform," said Ankit Gupta, Reverie's co-founder and CTO. "We are tremendously excited to be working with a deeply experienced biotech fund like Ridgeback, which has supported myriad companies in rapidly advancing compounds into clinical development," added Jonah Kallenbach, Reverie's co-founder and CEO. "Additionally, this funding will allow us to aggressively expand our extraordinary team of scientists and engineers." "The Ridgeback team has watched for several years with great enthusiasm as the growing Reverie team has transformed an idea into an organization with a special ability to combine artificial intelligence and biomedical innovation to rapidly create medicines with efficiency and precision," said Wayne Holman. "Data generation in biology and drug development has accelerated dramatically over the last two decades, and the talent and skills Jonah, Ankit, and their team possess in machine learning and AI position them well to exploit that data to design better molecules to meet severe unmet needs." About Reverie Labs Reverie Labs is a pharmaceutical company leveraging machine learning, physics-based modeling, and massive-scale computational infrastructure to engineer new medicines. Reverie's technology consists of state-of-the-art predictive tools, new methods for focused molecular generation, and a scalable cloud framework, which allows for the  unhindered exploration of chemical space. Reverie's unique approach has already led to the discovery of selective, brain-penetrant kinase inhibitors for oncology targets. Reverie was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. To learn more, please email  [email protected] . SOURCE Reverie Labs

First Round Capital Investments

964 Investments

First Round Capital has made 964 investments. Their latest investment was in Clarity as part of their Seed VC on February 06, 2024.

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First Round Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/6/2024

Seed VC

Clarity

$5M

Yes

1

11/9/2023

Series D

Bowery

$85.41M

No

1

10/11/2023

Seed VC

Goose

$8.2M

Yes

Undisclosed Investors

1

10/10/2023

Series D - II

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$99M

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10

10/3/2023

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

2/6/2024

11/9/2023

10/11/2023

10/10/2023

10/3/2023

Round

Seed VC

Series D

Seed VC

Series D - II

Seed VC

Company

Clarity

Bowery

Goose

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Amount

$5M

$85.41M

$8.2M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Undisclosed Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

First Round Capital Portfolio Exits

208 Portfolio Exits

First Round Capital has 208 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was CrowdJustice on December 12, 2023.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/12/2023

Acquired

$99M

1

11/29/2023

Acquired

$99M

2

11/14/2023

Merger

$99M

3

11/1/2023

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/23/2023

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/12/2023

11/29/2023

11/14/2023

11/1/2023

10/23/2023

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

2

3

10

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First Round Capital Fund History

25 Fund Histories

First Round Capital has 25 funds, including First Round Capital VI.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/8/2016

First Round Capital VI

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$174.95M

1

9/8/2016

First Round Capital VI Partners Fund

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$5.55M

1

6/30/2014

First Round Capital V Partners Fund

$3.75M

1

6/26/2014

First Round Capital V

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$99M

10

5/9/2012

First Round Capital IV

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$99M

10

Closing Date

9/8/2016

9/8/2016

6/30/2014

6/26/2014

5/9/2012

Fund

First Round Capital VI

First Round Capital VI Partners Fund

First Round Capital V Partners Fund

First Round Capital V

First Round Capital IV

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Amount

$174.95M

$5.55M

$3.75M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

First Round Capital Team

5 Team Members

First Round Capital has 5 team members, including , .

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Work History

Title

Status

Josh Kopelman

Founder

Current

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