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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...

Nice To Meet You

Back in October I read a blog post penned by my now colleague Bethany Crystal about the launch of the USV Talent Network. At the time, I was consulting the French government on how they could attract...

Video Of The Week: From Agile To Immutable

Two weeks ago, my colleague Nick traveled to Hong Kong to attend a Blockstack event (Blockstack is a USV portfolio company) and deliver this talk, which covers some important questions/issues in the...

The opportunity for learning & development at scale

Millennial employees are less drawn to the perks of their parents’ generation, like company-funded pensions, and more motivated by flexibility, autonomy, and access to the newest technology (cool...

The Founder’s Commitment

The people who start companies are special people. We call them founders in the startup world and I have had the opportunity to work with many of them over the years. They bring all sorts of...

Perspectives

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...

Video Of The Week: From Agile To Immutable

Two weeks ago, my colleague Nick traveled to Hong Kong to attend a Blockstack event (Blockstack is a USV portfolio company) and deliver this talk, which covers some important questions/issues in the...

The opportunity for learning & development at scale

Millennial employees are less drawn to the perks of their parents’ generation, like company-funded pensions, and more motivated by flexibility, autonomy, and access to the newest technology (cool...

The Founder’s Commitment

The people who start companies are special people. We call them founders in the startup world and I have had the opportunity to work with many of them over the years. They bring all sorts of...

What Kind Of Coach Do You Want?

My colleagues and I are asked all the time for recommendations for coaches, mostly for the founders and CEOs we work with, but often for others on the senior team. I am a huge fan of coaches. I think...

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Investments

Welcoming Dia&Co to USV

Today, Dia&Co announced their Series C round, which we recently led out of our Opportunity Fund. The crux of USV’s Thesis 3.0 is about backing trusted brands that broaden access, and this is exactly...

Dapper

Back in March of this year, I wrote a post on the USV blog announcing our investment in Cryptokitties . A lot has happened since then. The company that made Cryptokitties is now called Dapper and it...

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Differentiated user experiences are a cornerstone of the defensible businesses that USV has invested in for over 10 years. In the most recent articulation of our thesis - 3.0 - we also stressed...

Video Of The Week: GoTenna Mesh

It’s a long weekend with many of us off the grid. So what do you do when you are off the grid? Get a GoTenna to stay connected. This promotional video explains the power of GoTenna when you and...

Video Of The Week: Silvio Micali on Algorand

Silvio Micali is the founder of USV portfolio company Algorand , which is building a foundational blockchain of the same name. In this video, Silvio explains what is different and important about...

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Updates

Nice To Meet You

Back in October I read a blog post penned by my now colleague Bethany Crystal about the launch of the USV Talent Network. At the time, I was consulting the French government on how they could attract...

Our First Network-Wide Diversity & Inclusion Survey

Earlier this fall, Lauren Young on our Network Team collaborated with companies across our portfolio network on our first-ever USV Network diversity and inclusion survey. One of the things we heard...

USV’s Back to School Reading List

It's been a busy summer of reading for us here at USV. Since we often receive requests about what books people are reading, we polled the USV team internally to find out what picks and recommendations...

Analyzing Tools Used by Our Network

This summer at Union Square Ventures, Jennifer Greenberg joined us as our summer intern. During her time at USV, she worked on many projects, and one of them was analyzing tools from across our...

Jed @ USV

Hey all, I've recently joined USV as the firm's very first Developer in Residence. Over the next year I'll be porting USV's thinking around networks into code, and writing the APIs, apps, and bots...

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Videos and talks

A Conversation with Fred Wilson

Purpose, Mission & Strategy: Making Hard Decisions Easier

Decentralization & The Knowledge Age