Camille Ricketts

Visionary writer & editor; Head of Content and Marketing at First Round; U.S. Digital Services (USDS)

What makes her a crazy one?

Camille Ricketts, Head of Content and Marketing at the VC firm First Round, acts as Editor-in-Chief of its digital magazine The Review. She’s a shining example of this new role. Ricketts began her career as a journalist at The Wall Street Journal in London, which, she said, was a natural enough segue from college, where she was editor of the Stanford Daily.

“Being a reporter taught me how to write really well really fast. It was a crash course in hitting deadlines and helped me think analytically about how stories and narratives should be organized,” Ricketts said.

From there, Ricketts applied her narrative skill set to public relations at Tesla Motors, where she had to hone subject matter expertise as well as a strategy around what to share. Then, she moved to First Round, where she’s able to bring all these threads together.

“I get to write copious amounts for The Review and interview brilliant people. I also get to help the firm shape and project its identity in the industry. I’m extremely proud of the work we do for entrepreneurs, and I love to find new ways to talk about it,” Ricketts said.