Director, Intel Capital
Christine Herron co-leads Intel Capital’s Diversity Fund, and leads investments in early-stage companies for Intel Capital. She is responsible for diversity investing across Intel Capital sectors, to support technology companies founded or run by women and underrepresented minorities. Christine’s direct portfolio includes 500 Friends (ACQ: Merkle), Ark, betaworks, Brit Media, E la Carte, Funders Club, Goldbely, Jelli, Movable Ink, NewAer, SmartZip, Storenvy (ACQ: OpenSky), Two Bit Circus, and Yummly.
Previously, Christine was an investor with seed stage venture fund First Round Capital, working with Better Finance, Double Verify, Get Satisfaction (ACQ: Sprinklr), Mint (ACQ: INTU), and Xobni (ACQ: YHOO). At Omidyar Network, she developed the Media practice strategy and led deals such as Common Sense Media and Socialtext.
At Geocapital Partners, Christine focused on early Internet and network technology, leading Series A funding for AXON Networks (ACQ: 3COM), D-Vision (ACQ: ADSK), FocusVision (MBO), Netcom (IPO: NETC), and ViaGrafix (IPO: VIAX). Christine was also a founder or early employee at venture-backed companies GiftWorks (ACQ: FrontStream), Mercury2, and NetObjects (IPO: NETC).
Christine earned an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Columbia University, and serves on Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet Board of Directors. She is a founding advisor to both 500 Startups and StartX, and is an active mentor and social media thought leader.