Todd JacksonSan Francisco, California, United States, United States
Todd Jackson is a Partner based on the West Coast. Prior to joining First Round, he served as the VP of Product & Design at Dropbox from 2015 until the company’s IPO in 2018. Before Dropbox, Todd was the Director of Product Management for the Content & Discovery teams at Twitter. Todd joined the social media platform via acquisition of his startup, Cover, in 2014. Todd served as co-founder and CEO of the Android startup, which was seed funded by First Round in 2013. From conception to acquisition, Todd was at the helm as Cover found product/market fit and gained over two million users in the first couple months, with zero money spent on paid acquisition. Prior to founding a company, Todd served as the Product Manager for Newsfeed, Photos and Groups at Facebook. He started his career at Google as an Associate Product Manager who went on to lead product for Gmail as it went from beta to 200 million users. Todd received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University.
First Round Capital
Jan 2020 - Current
Excited to support early-stage founders building amazing products and companies.
Founder in Residence
First Round Capital
Apr 2018 - Jan 2020
VP Product & Design
Aug 2015 - Apr 2018
I was fortunate to lead Dropbox's wonderful team of Product Managers, Product Designers, Brand Designers, Researchers, Writers, and Product Analysts. During my time on the executive team, I helped steer Dropbox from a consumer-focused startup into a high-growth SaaS company and a successful IPO.
Director of Product Management
Apr 2014 - Aug 2015
I led a talented group of Product Managers working on Content & Discovery at Twitter. The C&D team's goal is to build new products to better organize Twitter's content. The Content & Discovery team includes Twitter's Home Timeline, Search, Trends, Cards, Geo, Content Recommendations (digest emails, push notifications, related tweets, etc.), the Logged Out Homepage, and Project Lightning (launching fall 2015). See some of our recent projects and launches linked below.
Co-founder and CEO
Cover (acquired by Twitter)
Jan 2013 - Apr 2014
Cover is a smart lockscreen for Android -- it's the fastest way to get to the right apps at the right time. We're pushing the boundaries of what's possible on Android. Follow us on Twitter (@coverscreen) or learn more at
Product Manager: Newsfeed & Photos
Oct 2011 - Oct 2012
- PM for Newsfeed, Photos and Groups - Helped lead major redesign of Newsfeed (launched in 2013 after I left)
Group Product Manager: Gmail
May 2004 - Sep 2011
- Product Lead for Gmail from 2007-2011 - Founders Award Recipient for Gmail (Google's highest award) - Led Major Gmail Launches: Video chat, Voice calling, Themes, Gmail Labs, Priority Inbox, Buzz, Offline Gmail, Tasks, Labels/Folders redesign, Contact Importer, Fast attachment viewer, Undo send, etc. - Helped grow Gmail user base by 10X during my 3.5 years on the project - Prior to Gmail, worked on Google Checkout and Orkut
Stanford University
Master of Science (MS), Computer Science
Stanford University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science
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