First Round Capital’s Shoe Fanatic Phin Barnes Shows Us His Favorite Kicks

Get it? they say “First Round.”

It’s day eight of our ten-day investor gift guide series.

We’ve asked ten venture capitalists and angel investors for their favorite apps, technology and gadgets. We’ll be featuring one VC’s list per day; at the end of the series we’ll compile a master list of the coolest gift ideas.

We asked Ben Lerer of Lerer Ventures and Thrillist to kick off the series. We’ve featured David Tisch of Techstars, Nikhil Kalghatgi of Softbank Capital, NextView Ventures’ Rob Go, Mike Katz of Battery Ventures, Richard Kerby of IVP, Thrive Capital’s Chris Paik and Vicki Levine of Lightbank.

Today we got a hold of first Round Capital’s Phin Barnes. here are his favorite things:

1. Omnifocus of Mac/iPhone/iPad

“Great tool to stay organized and maintain a promise:deliver ratio of 1 to 1 or better.”

2. Simple Card and app*

“No fee banking that works — enough said”

 *First Round is an investor

3. Birchbox*  –  $10/month or $45 for men

“Pink for her — a fantastic gift that keeps on giving – and blue for me – Early new year’s resolution to up my grooming game.”

*First Round is an investor

 4. Puma NYC no Mas first Round – $225

“What better way to celebrate the end of the NBA lockout than representing NYC and the Knicks?”

5. Stumptown coffee – 2x Americano at Cafe Colette – $2.75

“My favorite coffee shop. they use small cups and the lids fit tight enough to survive the mass of hot pressed humanity that is the L train between 8:30-9:15”

 6. Runkeeper (elite) – $19.99 or free”For less than $20 a year I can keep my ‘Elite Athlete’ status…very aspirational”