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Chris Fralic has been a Partner at First Round since 2006. He has focused on a number of the firm’s investments in areas such as advertising and marketing technology, social/mobile, eCommerce/travel, connected devices and gaming.
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Secrets of Sand Hill Road
Venture Capital and How to Get It
by Scott Kupor (Jun 04, 2019)
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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller! What are venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors? And what can you do to influence that conversation?If Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world, Sand Hill Road is its humming engine. That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including fame...
Chris Fralic
Jun 19, 2019
Very very good - the real deal. I’d highly recommend to any new venture-backed founder or investor or board member. Secrets of Sand Hill Road by @skupor is the best book I’ve read on this topic.     source
The Last Days of Night
A Novel
by Graham Moore (May 23, 2017)
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New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history--and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, Geor...
Chris Fralic
Aug 02, 2019
@kevinroose @VentureTypes It’s an amazing book     source
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The Messy Middle
Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture
by Scott Belsky (Oct 02, 2018)
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Entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, and product advisor to many of today's top start-ups Scott Belsky believes we focus too much on the start and the finish of any project, ignoring the most important part--the messy middle--where success is truly determined. Creating something from nothing is a volatile journey. The first mile births a n...
Chris Fralic
Oct 14, 2018
See ⁦@scottbelsky⁩ in Philly 11/29. The Messy Middle is a fantastic book, and Scott has a really unique perspective going from scrappy Founder to one of the best Angel Investors ever to Chief Product Officer at Adobe     source
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The Upstarts
Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley
by Brad Stone (May 15, 2018)
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ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017 A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store. Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous--yet today it is as common as ordering a book online. Companies like U...
Chris Fralic
Sep 17, 2019
Great book by @BradStone I was a little late to, but well worth it and I learned a lot - Brad had truly unique access to the CEOs of Uber and AirBnB in the early days.     source
Walk This Way
Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever
by Geoff Edgers (Feb 05, 2019)
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Categories: MusicArtNonfiction
Washington Post staff writer Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in New York City has spawned a new genre o...
Chris Fralic
Jul 03, 2019
@EdGrapeNutZimm Context is from the book Walk This Way when he agreed to do a tour and open for Run DMC to help them make some money when they needed it. Great book BTW.     source
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