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Carta Act III

In October 2014 we were fortunate to lead the Series A financing in a company then called eshares. At that point the company was offering cap table management services for private companies in the...

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...

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...

Perspectives

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...

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...

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Investments

Carta Act III

In October 2014 we were fortunate to lead the Series A financing in a company then called eshares. At that point the company was offering cap table management services for private companies in the...

Marley Spoon

One of the most basic human needs is the need for food. We all need to eat and drink to survive. And so it is not surprising that substantial parts of our lives, economies and societies are devoted to...

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...

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Updates

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...

Code Climate Velocity 2.0

About a year ago Code Climate announced its Velocity offering which provides engineering insights. Today they are taking the wraps off Version 2.0 for everyone. Existing customers have already had...

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...

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Videos and talks

A Conversation with Fred Wilson

Purpose, Mission & Strategy: Making Hard Decisions Easier

Decentralization & The Knowledge Age