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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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Burn Rate
Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind
Andy Dunn - 2022-05-10
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The co-founder of the menswear startup Bonobos opens up about the struggle with bipolar disorder that nearly cost him everything in this gripping, radically honest memoir of mental illness and entrepreneurship....
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
The best books I read this year - all are highly recommended      source
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No Red Lights
Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone
Alan J. Patricof - 2022-05-03
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As featured in The Wall Street Journal! A look back at entrepreneurial growth and venture capital in the last half century by one of the leading figures in the industry.Extensive media and online coverage of the business arena, news of start-ups, mergers, and deals are familiar headlines these days. But that wasn’t always the case. The early years ...
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
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Freezing Order
A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath
Bill Browder - 2022-04-12
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Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
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Whole Earth
The Many Lives of Stewart Brand
John Markoff - 2022-03-22
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Told by one of our greatest chroniclers of technology and society, the definitive biography of iconic serial visionary Stewart Brand, from the Merry Pranksters and the generation-defining Whole Earth Catalog to the marriage of environmental consciousness and hacker capitalism and the rise of a new planetary culture--the story behind so many other s...
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
The best books I read this year - all are highly recommended      source
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Dilla Time
The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm
Dan Charnas - 2022-02-01
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Equal parts biography, musicology, and cultural history, Dilla Time chronicles the life and legacy of J Dilla, a musical genius who transformed the sound of popular music for the twenty-first century.He wasn’t known to mainstream audiences, even though he worked with renowned acts like D’Angelo and Erykah Badu and influenced the music of superstars...
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
The best books I read this year - all are highly recommended      source
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The Power of Regret
How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward
Daniel H. Pink - 2022-02-01
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From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of When and Drive, a new book about the transforming power of our most misunderstood yet potentially most valuable emotion: regret.Everybody has regrets, Daniel H. Pink explains in The Power of Regret. They're a universal and healthy part of being human. And understanding how regret works can help us ma...
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
The best books I read this year - all are highly recommended      source
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The Chancellor
The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel
Kati Marton - 2021-10-26
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The definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful—and elusive—woman in the world.The Chancellor is at once a riveting political biography and an intimate human story of a complete outsider—a research chemist and pastor’s daughter raised in Soviet-controlled East ...
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
The best books I read this year - all are highly recommended      source
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Music Is History
Questlove - 2021-10-19
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Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years.   Focusing on the years 1971 to the present, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapes- try, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way di...
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
The best books I read this year - all are highly recommended      source
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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth - 2021-02-09
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From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most ...
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
The best books I read this year - all are highly recommended      source
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The Ancient City
Numa Denis Fustel De Coulanges - 2020-02-26 (first published in 1864)
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In The Ancient City, Fustel de Coulanges hands us the skeleton key unlocking classical civilization: the Indo-European domestic cult. With a formidable command of primary sources, he shows this archaic religion to be the engine behind the social developments of the ancient world from remote pre-history down to late antiquity. This is the story of t...
Chris Fralic
2022-12-14T16:43:44.000Z
The best books I read this year - all are highly recommended      source
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Adrift
Scott Galloway - 2022-09-27
The Metaverse by Matthew Ball
The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman
New York, New York, New York by Thomas Dyja
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Remain in Love by Chris Frantz
Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
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The Kill Chain by Christian Brose
Let the People Pick the President by Jesse Wegman
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
Secrets of Sand Hill Road by Scott Kupor
VC by Tom Nicholas
Success Is in Your Sphere by Zvi Band
The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet by Jeff Kosseff
Walk This Way by Geoff Edgers
Whiplash by Joi Ito
The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium by Martin Gurri
The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky
The Upstarts by Brad Stone
After On by Rob Reid
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
The Billionaire Who Wasn't by Conor O'Clery
What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
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Avatars by Bruce Damer
Sam Walton by Sam Walton
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The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
Unsafe at Any Speed by Ralph Nader