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Mr. Joshua Kopelman, Josh, is the Founder, Managing Director, and Partner at First Round Capital. Previously, he served as the Managing Partner at the firm. He founded the firm in 2004 to reinvent seed-stage investing. Since then, the firm has invested in over 200 emerging technology startups. Mr. Kopelman has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the Internet Industry since its commercialization. He also founded Midas Capital Partners Limited. He is a Co-Founder of First Flavor; Inc. Prior to forming First Round Capital, Mr. Kopelman served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Comcast Ventures and Comcast Interactive Capital. In 2001, he co-founded the Kopelman Foundation. In July 1999, he founded Half.com, Inc. and served as the President. He led the firm to become one of the largest sellers of used books, movies, and music in the world. Half.com was acquired by eBay in July 2000 and Mr. Kopelman remained with eBay for three years, running the Half.com business unit and growing eBay’s media market place to almost half a billion dollars in annual gross merchandise sales. In late 2003, he co-founded TurnTide Inc. He also served as the Chairman of the firm. The firm was acquired by Symantec just six months later. In 1992, while he was a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kopelman co-founded Infonautics Corporation and took it public on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1996. He serves as the Chairman of Jingle Networks Inc. Mr. Kopelman serves as a Board Advisor of Mint Software, Inc., and The Singapore Mint. He serves as a Director of Backupify, Inc., SaveWave Inc., Storably, Inc, First Flavor, Inc., StumbleUpon, Inc., Swipely Inc., SavingStar, Inc., Monetate, Inc., Gnip, Inc., Knewton, Inc., Zui.com, Inc., ClickEquations, Inc., Mastery Charter High School, University of Pennsylvania - Center for Community Partnerships, and TalentBin, Inc. He serves as a Director of Plastic Jungle, Inc., Curalate, Inc., and Project Fair Bid. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Invite Media, Inc., Browster, Inc., and Bazaarvoice, Inc. He serves as a Board Advisor of Mint. He also serves a Member of the Advisory Board of First Flavor Inc. He is a Co-Chairman of Selection Advisory Council of The GreenLight Fund. Mr. Kopelman serves as a Member of Board of Trustees at Main Line Health, Inc

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