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USV Manager Bootcamp: A cross-company learning opportunity

Today marks the kickoff of the 6th USV Manager Bootcamp, a cross-company training for first-time managers at USV portfolio companies. Inspired by leaders across our network and facilitated by LifeLabs Learning, each 4-course session covers the core competencies that many new managers need on the job.

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How to Hire for HR: Lessons from 18 USV People Ops Leaders

Within our USV portfolio network, we are continuously looking for opportunities to “level up” the collective knowledge across the companies that we work with every day. As these businesses evolve and grow their customers and user communities, we also have the unique opportunity to observe how these companies build out their organizations from the inside -- which often falls to the role of the HR and People Ops team.

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Leveraging Company Engagement Across the USV Network

Across our active USV portfolio network of 70 companies, it’s highly likely that there’s at least one other person thinking about some of those same challenges. Our goal is to design an experience that makes it as easy as possible to find that individual and get your questions answered. Here’s how we leverage our network to forge meaningful connections for our 8,000+ portfolio network members.

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The USV Portfolio Network: Now 70 Companies Strong

At Union Square Ventures, we spend a lot of time thinking about networks. Financial networks, social networks, data networks, and yes, even decentralized networks. But the most “meta” version of this is the network we’ve spent the past seven years cultivating among the employees of our active portfolio companies -- our USV portfolio network.

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