Christine Herron is a Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur. She is currently a Director with Intel Capital, a Venture Advisor at 500 Startups, and an advisor to StartX. Her current Intel investments include 500 Friends, Ark, betaworks, Funders Club, Hangtime, Jelli, LikeIt, NewAer, SmartZip, Storenvy, and Yummly.
Previously, Christine was a Principal with First Round Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm, where she worked with companies such as BillFloat, Double Verify, Get Satisfaction, Mint, and Xobni. As a Director at Omidyar Network, she developed the Media practice strategy and led deals such as Common Sense Media and Socialtext.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Christine was the VP of Marketing for Mission Research, which develops small business CRM solutions. Earlier, Christine was the founder and CEO of Mercury2, a SaaS developer of international e-commerce applications. She also managed developer and design tools at NetObjects, and internet servers at Microsoft.
Christine started as an investor with Geocapital Partners, where she focused on early Internet infrastructure and network management software. Her investments there 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 serves on the advisory boards for 500 Startups, Rebel Unit Media, Roominate, and StartX, and is a frequent speaker. Her angel investments include Roominate, Supply Hog, and Tokyo Otaku Mode. She has also served on the Nonprofit Technology Conference (N-TEN), Typepad, and Web 2.0 Expo advisory boards and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Board of Directors. Christine earned her MBA at Stanford University, and her BA in English at Columbia University, Columbia College.