Thursday, September 18, 2014
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"Call Me First Round Style"

The holiday video captures cloud-era VC's tone

"Call Me First Round Style"

The folks at First Round Capital are so nerdy it hurts to watch, but the high production values of their Christmas-season video speak to the success (or at least the promise) of the investment model (times 170+ small firms they are backing all over the U.S.).

"Call Me Maybe," tho a bit dated, is surely a VC anthem. "Gangnam Style" is just unavoidable this year. You can watch both tunes exploited by the West Philly-based national venture capital firm's founders Josh Kopelman, Chris Fralic and partners and many of their portfolio companies' bright young people, here. 

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