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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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...
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
Chris FralicJun 19, 2019
This book is also recommended byEric SchmidtBenedict EvansTren GriffinElad GilChuck RussellDavid Lieb
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...
@kevinroose @VentureTypes It’s an amazing book – source
Chris FralicAug 02, 2019
This book is also recommended byVinod Khosla
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...
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
Chris FralicOct 14, 2018
This book is also recommended byRyan Carson
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...
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
Chris FralicSep 17, 2019
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...
@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
Chris FralicJul 03, 2019
This book is also recommended byJudd Apatow