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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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What we're thinking about

USV Investment Thesis

The core ideas driving USV's investment decisions.

The Blockchain App Stack

An emerging architecture for decentralized applications on the blockchain's shared data layer.

Digital Healthcare

How can the internet improve healthcare?

Strategy

How do we make the big decisions that will determine success or failure?

Policy, Politics & Regulation

More than ever, what happens on the Internet intersects with law & politics.

Universal Basic Income

Unconditional basic income as a way to embrace automation and simplify benefits delivery.

Recent investments

Flip is the easiest way to sublet, get out of, or find a lease. Find thousands of flexible sublets in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
goTenna's mesh networking platform decentralizes connectivity to increase scale, resiliency & access.
Top Hat’s interactive, cloud-based teaching platform enables professors to engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities.
Tucows creates simple, powerful services that unlock the power of the Internet.

Videos and talks

A Conversation with Fred Wilson

Purpose, Mission & Strategy: Making Hard Decisions Easier

Decentralization & The Knowledge Age