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The Unknown Path to a Decentralized Future

Some companies with currently centralized services have been criticized for issuing tokens and raising money in ICOs. There are even allegations that venture investors are pushing companies to do so as a ploy for liquidity. I suspect that some situations like that do actually exist, but I know from first hand conversations that many of the entrepreneurs pursuing this route are doing so out of a genuine conviction that it is the right path to a decentralized future.

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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 creates devices & cognitive networking protocols that power scalable, decentralized connectivity.
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

Nick Grossman - Regulating with Data

Albert Wenger - 10 Things You've Always Wanted to Know About the Future of Work

Fireside Chat with USV's Andy Weissman