First Round

First Round

First round, first hires, first product, first customers — we’ve helped @NotionHQ, @Roblox, @Uber, @Square, and 300 others tackle these firsts and more.


1 Book Recommendations by First Round

  • Get Together

    Bailey Richardson

    Although communities feel magical, they don't come together by magic. Get Together is a guide to cultivating a community-people who come together over what they care about. Whether starting a run crew, helping online streamers connect with fans, or sparking a movement of K-12 teachers, the secret to community-building is the same: don't fixate on what you can do for people (or what they can do for you). Instead, focus on what you can do with them. In Get Together, the People & Company team provides stories, prompts, and principles for each stage of cultivating a passionate group of people. Every organization holds the potential to build and sustain a thriving community. Get Together shows readers how companies and customers, artist and fans, or organizers and advocates, can join forces to accomplish more together than they could have alone.

    “While startups might relate to Twitch's gamers or YouTube’s first community manager, they have just as much to learn from the start of Weight Watchers in the 1960s or the official Star Wars fan club." We're sharing excerpts from @baileyelaine's new book: