Phin Barnes

Phin Barnes

Partner at First Round

Phin is a Partner at First Round Capital and a sneakerhead. Before joining, he worked at AND 1 from “day 2″ and founded a fitness video game company. In his first job after college, Phin spent six years helping to scale AND 1 Basketball. As the Creative Director for Footwear he led product direction, managed relationships with national retail accounts, and created the initial concept for the AND 1 Mix Tape.

After training for an Ironman in 2002, he wanted to build fitness technology and founded an independent video game company to develop and publish Yourself!Fitness, the first fitness game for Xbox and PlayStation 2. Following a consulting engagement for MTV in product and marketing, he decided to pursue an MBA at the Wharton, which led him to First Round. A basketball player during his time at college, he’s since maintained his addiction to sneakers, love of hip-hop, and a decent trash-talk vocabulary.

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