FirstMark Capital, a NYC-based early stage venture capital firm, has hired Catherine Ulrich, a world leading product and technology executive from NYC, as Managing Director.
Most recently, Ulrich was the Chief Product Officer at Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK), a billion dollar public company in NYC with revenues of nearly $500MM and over 75M monthly visitors. Prior to Shutterstock, she spent 8 years at Weight Watchers being Chief Product Officer, interim CTO and responsible for the global customer experience across all digital and retail products.
Ulrich graduated with a degree in Engineering from Harvard.
Founded in 2008 and led by Managing Directors Amish Jani Richard Heitzmann and Matt Turck, FirstMark Capital is an early stage venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies, often as the first institutional investor. Areas of focus include Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, healthcare, enterprise applications, education, financial technology, e-commerce, and marketing technology.
The firm has created a platform that takes the networks & relationships inherent in venture firms and makes them programmatically scalable to the entire portfolio. It conceived and launched a large meetup around themes like Big Data & AI, Design, Frontier Tech and more, woth an audience that now numbers 30,000+ members and continues to grow.
Notable investments include Pinterest, Riot Games, Dashlane, Lumosity, Shopify, BioDigital, Sketchfab, Tapad, and InVision while exits include Aveksa, Boomi (acquired by DELL), Riot Games (acquired by Tencent Holdings), Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR), First Advantage (NASDAQ: FADV), StubHub (acquired by eBay), Netegrity (acquired by Computer Associates), etc.