executive search recruiting technology professionals

About Us

Consistently Delivering Top Talent
Founded in 1999, First Round Search has been directly involved in hundreds of successful placements across the United States. Based in Irvine, California, First Round builds national teams for early stage, venture backed technology companies.

Our clients are funded by the top VC's in the US, including: Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Intel Capital, Matrix Partners, Hummer Winblad Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, Ignition Capital, 406 Ventures, Motorola Ventures , Highland Partners, and Sierra Ventures.

Focused On Your Market
We carefully and deliberately work within a very defined market. This focused approach and our commitment to a limited amount of searches ensures the highest quality of service and consistent results. We understand our clients are busy and that showing resumes of marginal people is a waste of everyone’s time.


  • We have served the same markets since our inception and only work with early stage, well funded startups
  • We close 95% of our "vested searches" in half the time considered industry average (under 30 days)>
  • We excel at selling early stage companies to "A players" and passive job seekers
  • We have a national footprint and offer the same level of service regardless of geography
  • We have built over 100 startup companies over the past 15 years