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Announcing Abridge

White walls. You’re sitting on the hospital bed with that paper crinkling under you every time you shift around. It’s harder to focus on what the doctor is saying. The doctor just said the words...

Blockstack Reg A Token Sale

Our portfolio company Blockstack is the first company to have received qualification from the SEC to sell a crypto token in an offering to the general public. The Reg A Stacks token sale is now live...

Otis

Museums are a wonderful way to see art and to make art accessible to the public. On the opposite spectrum of accessibility are private collections, locked away in the homes, or sometimes simply the...

Algorand Launch

Today marks a big milestone for the Algorand Core Team and Algorand Foundation. They conducted the first on-chain Algorand auction and it came off without a hitch. It took a lot to get here and so:...

goTenna Series C

We are excited that Founders Fund has led a Series C financing for goTenna. It is a recognition of the tremendous progress the company has made in serving the communication needs of first responders...

Perspectives

Education By The Numbers

We have been spending a fair bit of time thinking about education in the US and wanted to share some of what we’ve learned so far. Below is a deck with some of the data we’ve come across, and broadly...

What Do You Think?

The whole freaking world was full of people who were bound to tell you they weren't qualified to do this or that but they were determined to go ahead and do just that thing anyway -Tom Wolfe, The...

Audio Of The Week: A Chat With My Partner John

John Buttrick has been a partner at USV for almost a decade. He mostly focuses on financial services but also does a few other things for us. In this chat with John Siracusa , John talks about how he...

Free Learning

There is an aptitude test that measures creativity by asking people to name use cases for objects such as a paper clip. People who score in the genius category not only come up with many use cases for...

Come for an Action, Stay for the Community

If the last decade has been a time of digital abundance--more followers, more “friends,” more apps--2019 looks to be the year of pairing down. 2018 saw the first significant decline in time spent on...

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Investments

Announcing Abridge

White walls. You’re sitting on the hospital bed with that paper crinkling under you every time you shift around. It’s harder to focus on what the doctor is saying.

Otis

Museums are a wonderful way to see art and to make art accessible to the public. On the opposite spectrum of accessibility are private collections, locked away in the homes, or sometimes simply the...

Why USV is Joining the Libra Association

A new blockchain & cryptocurrency project, Libra, was announced today. Libra has been incubated by Facebook.  USV will be one of the founding members of the governing body, the Libra Association....

Simulmedia

Those of you who have followed our history may remember that it was a shared angel investment in Dave Morgan’s pioneering Internet advertising company, TACODA, that led to the formation of Union...

Helium

One of the pillars of USV’s investment thesis 3.0 is “broadening access to capital”, and we often get asked what we mean by that.  While “capital” includes financial capital, we have always meant it...

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Updates

Blockstack Reg A Token Sale

Our portfolio company Blockstack is the first company to have received qualification from the SEC to sell a crypto token in an offering to the general public. The Reg A Stacks token sale is now live...

Algorand Launch

Today marks a big milestone for the Algorand Core Team and Algorand Foundation. They conducted the first on-chain Algorand auction and it came off without a hitch. It took a lot to get here and so:...

goTenna Series C

We are excited that Founders Fund has led a Series C financing for goTenna. It is a recognition of the tremendous progress the company has made in serving the communication needs of first responders...

Joining Union Square Ventures

I am delighted to announce that I have joined Union Square Ventures partnership. What started a few months ago as a catch up breakfast with my friend Andy Weissman, became a series of conversations...

USV 2019 Funds

We are pleased to announce that we have raised two new funds. The 2019 Core Fund has commitments of $200 million (up slightly from our last few core funds which were $175 million) and the 2019...

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Videos and talks

A Conversation with Fred Wilson

Purpose, Mission & Strategy: Making Hard Decisions Easier

Decentralization & The Knowledge Age