Christine Herron has spent her career finding new applications for infrastructure technologies. As a venture advisor for First Round Capital and an independent startup consultant, she seeks new and innovative information technologies. As a past director at Omidyar Network, Christine made investments supporting social media.
Prior to Omidyar Network, Christine was the VP of Marketing for Mission Research, which develops software for emerging nonprofits. As a principal with Cycle Partners, she conducted strategy, marketing, and research projects for technology vendors and social community groups. Christine was the founder of Mercury2, an international trade policy software vendor, and has managed Internet products and strategy for both NetObjects and Microsoft. She started as an investor with Geocapital Partners, where she focused on early Internet infrastructure and network management software. Her portfolio included Netcom Online Communications, AXON Networks, D-Vision Systems, ViaGrafix, and FocusVision. In each case, Geocapital was the initial professional investor and helped to bring the company to a dominant market position.
Christine's current advisory board participation includes Mission Research, Nickel Tour Productions, and Six Apart's Typepad Consumer Advisory Board. Christine was ranked one of the Top 20 Women in Technology in 2000 by AltaVista and holds both an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in English from Columbia University.