Consumer Internet VCs Coming To A Deal Near You

There’s some been some notable news in the past few weeks concerning consumer-oriented VCs.

First of all, Christine Herron announced last week that she has left First Round Capital after a two-year stint at the early stage firm to join the consumer Internet team at Intel Capital. From 2005 and 2007, Herron worked at Omidyar Network, where she also focused on Internet and new media investments. At Intel, she joins Mike Buckley, Baris Aksoy and Lucy McQuilken.

Before that, in mid-October, Andrew Trader (pictured) quietly announced that he has joined the San Francisco-based office of Maveron, the consumer-oriented firm that was co-founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

Trader, known simply as A.T., joins Maveron as an Entrepreneur in Residence. He told me that he is spending time at the “white board,” exploring new opportunities in the Web-enabled consumer space to start a new company.

“The mobile Web and platforms such as Facebook and Twitter will continue to grow,” he said. “I believe there’s going to be a deeper integration with the mobile consumer and technology. I’m looking forward to finding the next massive consumer opportunity.”

In the San Francisco office of Maveron, A.T. joins Partner Amy Errett and Principal Ben Choi.

A.T. previously served as one of the six founding members of Zynga Game Network, where he oversaw business operations and managed strategic partnerships with Facebook and other companies.

A.T. left the social gaming company earlier this year, but the press release announcing his EIR position at Maveron credits him with being instrumental in driving the company to reach 60 million daily users.

Before Zynga, A.T. was CEO of Utah Street Networks, operator of social networking site Tribe.net, and was co-founder of website marketing company Coremetrics, which raised some $65 million in capital before it was acquired by IBM earlier this year.