Adam Nelson, an early Dropbox employee and partner at Social Capital, has today announced that he’s joined New York-based FirstMark Capital as a partner.
Nelson was actually born and raised here in New York City on the Upper East Side and moved out to the West Coast when he attended Stanford for his MBA. It was there that he felt the first spark of Silicon Valley inspiration, which ultimately led him to join Dropbox as an early employee.
There, Nelson led their partner network, helping mom-and-pop IT shops serving SMBs sell Dropbox products to their clients. He also worked on the revenue partnerships team, which was mostly focused on strategic business development with large flagship partners, such as Vodafone and Softbank, in international markets.
Nelson then moved on to Social Capital where he spent a few years investing in startups, with a portfolio that includes Slack, Clearbanc, WeeCare, and FareHarbor.
After some turmoil at the firm, Social Capital founder Chamath Palihapitiya changed the structure of the firm to become more of a holding company than a traditional VC firm.
Now, Nelson has landed at FirstMark Capital.
FirstMark is one of the most vital VC firms in New York city,