Chris Fralic, a renowned venture capitalist and former executive in the tech industry, has spent over 35 years of his career on the operational side of tech companies. Fralic specializes in advertising, marketing technology, social/mobile, eCommerce/travel, connected devices, and gaming. He joined First Round Capital as a Partner in 2006 where he led new investments, and in 2019, he shifted to Board Partner. In this role, he continues to work with existing companies, including Warby Parker, Nomad Health, Troops, Outlier, Stensul, LiveIntent, Boom.TV, and Rec Room. Fralic has also worked with several now-public companies such as Ring, Hotel Tonight, Flurry, Invite Media, Demdex, Yapta, Adaptly, and Arbor.io, and Circulate. He has attended the TED conference for over 25 years and worked with them in 2006 to help launch TEDTalks viewed over 8 billion times.
Fralic received a BSBA from Villanova University and an MBA from Saint Joseph's University. He has worked in various positions, including VP Business Development at Half.com, Six years career at eBay after the acquisition, BD at del.icio.us through the Yahoo! acquisition, Entertainment Strategic Partnerships at eBay, Senior Director at Entertainment Categories at eBay, Sales Consultant at Ernst & Young, VP New Business Development at Nextron Communications, Director of Business Development at America Online, Account Manager at Oracle Corporation, National Account Manager at Vanstar, Sr. Marketing Representative at BusinessLand, Regional Manager at The Computer Factory, Assistant Manager at MBI, and Store Manager at Jonathan's Computer Centers. In addition to his professional success, he is a board of trustees member at the Franklin Institute and the Computer History Museum.