Chris Fralic joined First Round Capital in 2006, and was most recently VP of Business Development at del.icio.us which was acquired by Yahoo! in December 2005, where he focused on distribution partnerships to integrate del.icio.us across a broad set of browsers, tools and publishing partners.
Chris previously spent 6 years at eBay, and his last position was a combination ad sales and business development role helping entertainment companies such as Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Music Group, Apple and Netflix reach and connect with eBay users. Chris previously led the eBay Entertainment categories, managing the transaction, platform and supply/demand aspects of the books, movies and music marketplaces in the US with over $1 billion in transaction volume during his time there. Chris had been the VP of Business Development at Half.com, which eBay acquired in June 2000, where he helped develop many parts of the business including fund raising, content licensing, the affiliate program, supply and distribution partnerships, and advertising and sponsorships sales.
Chris has over 25 years of technology industry experience, including significant Internet sales and business development roles since 1996. He was Vice President of Business Development at Nextron, Director of Business Development at America Online, and an Account Manager at Oracle focused on their early Internet offerings for some of its largest accounts such as AOL and Time Warner.
Earlier in his career, he held senior sales and management roles in the computer reseller and consulting services industry for companies including The Computer Factory, BusinessLand, and ComputerLand/Vanstar where he was responsible for over $100 million in hardware, services, and consulting sales.
He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management), and has taught graduate-level classes at Temple, Drexel, Rutgers and Eastern University. He has spoken at numerous industry events including Gartner Group’s Retailvision, DigitalHollywood’s Media Summit, Jupiter’s Plug.in, AlwaysOn’s OnHollywood, MediaKitchen’s Venture Day and DreamitVentures. Chris is an advisor at First Growth Venture Network, a member of the Philly.com Digital Advisory Board, and has attended and been involved with the TED Conference since 1994 and helped launch TEDTalks which have been viewed over 100 million times. Chris is a co-author of Media and Communication VC Best Practices, and is a co-inventor of a US Patent for listing goods for sale online by phone. He is an avid skier/snowboarder and tennis player, and has finished 4 marathons with his wife and swears he will never run one again.
Chris earned his BS in Finance from Villanova University, and his MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.