What we're thinking about

USV Investment Thesis

The core ideas driving USV's investment decisions

Union 2.0 / Benefits 2.0

The right to be represented by a bot: will tomorrow's union be less like an org and more like a data platform?

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?

Command Line Interfaces

User interfaces in which you simply type what you want

The Nomad Stack

Tools for global living.

Regulation 2.0

A model for lightweight, adaptive regulation based on real-time open data

The Ethics of Algorithms

The ethical dilemmas faced by algorithms and their authors

Universal Basic Income

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

Where protocols come from

How do tech giants agree on when & where to interoperate openly?

Recent investments

Koko is a social network that actually calms your mind
Simscale is a web-based engineering simulation platform
Quizlet builds simple tools that let you study anything, anywhere
Clue empowers people to understand their fertility through a cycle tracking app

Videos and talks

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

Open Conversations: An Evening with Union Square Ventures

Nick Grossman - The Evolution of the Venture

Brittany Gorevic - How to Stop Talking About Diversity and Actually Do Something About it