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Trust and fairness

I was at an event last night, where the moderator, Preeti Varathan from QZ observed that there seemed to be a lot of cynicism in the blockchain / crypto space — in other words, that the whole thing...

Investing In Token Focused Funds

At USV, we have been active in the blockchain/crypto sector since 2011. At this time, we have direct investments in nine companies/projects in the crypto space and one exited investment. Companies in...

An Overview Of The Distributed Computing Landscape

People have been trying to build distributed compute networks since the 1990’s; In 1996, GIMPS used distributed compute to search for prime numbers and in 1999, [email protected] used volunteers’ compute...

Proof Of Blog

We have a tradition at USV that one of our new analysts, Dani , coined Proof Of Blog. Excited to be a part of the @usv team (it’s official now – based on Proof of Blog). I’m two weeks in, here’s some...

Dani @ USV

Hi everyone. I just joined USV as an analyst and am very grateful to the USV team for the opportunity to learn from them. I’m coming from Cloudflare, a USV portfolio company, where I worked for Dane...

Perspectives

Trust and fairness

I was at an event last night, where the moderator, Preeti Varathan from QZ observed that there seemed to be a lot of cynicism in the blockchain / crypto space — in other words, that the whole thing...

An Overview Of The Distributed Computing Landscape

People have been trying to build distributed compute networks since the 1990’s; In 1996, GIMPS used distributed compute to search for prime numbers and in 1999, [email protected] used volunteers’ compute...

Why Decentralization Matters

So the news over the weekend is that Microsoft is buying GitHub. Many companies and developers are thinking “do I want my source code hosted on a service owned by Microsoft?” Fortunately, the...

Control

What is the future that will unfold? Some like it hot , others like it cold But we all want to hold the remote control -Beastie Boys Sometimes a service provides a value to its customers that may...

The Mosaic Series at Yieldmo

The terms “diversity” and “inclusion” have become increasingly paramount to CEOs, executives, managers and employees when focusing on the direction of their company. Their emphasis on creating a more...

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Investments

Investing In Token Focused Funds

At USV, we have been active in the blockchain/crypto sector since 2011. At this time, we have direct investments in nine companies/projects in the crypto space and one exited investment. Companies in...

Our Investment in Modern Fertility

Modern Fertility is building a trusted consumer brand in fertility, starting with their launch today of at-home testing for women. In the comfort of their own homes, and for a fraction of what it...

Shapeways Expands Services for Creators

Shapeways has printed over 10 million different products. This has allowed Shapeways to hone its printing and logistical capabilities. Along the way, the team has also developed great insights into...

First On SoundCloud

Our portfolio company SoundCloud is the first place most musical artists post their music, the first place most musical artists are offered an opportunity to monetize their music, and the first place...

CryptoKitties

The news broke today that USV, along with many of our friends in the tech/startup/VC sector, has invested in CryptoKitties. What is a CryptoKitty? Well its a cute digital kitten. The USV team made...

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Updates

Proof Of Blog

We have a tradition at USV that one of our new analysts, Dani , coined Proof Of Blog. Excited to be a part of the @usv team (it’s official now – based on Proof of Blog). I’m two weeks in, here’s some...

Dani @ USV

Hi everyone. I just joined USV as an analyst and am very grateful to the USV team for the opportunity to learn from them. I’m coming from Cloudflare, a USV portfolio company, where I worked for Dane...

Lauren @ USV

Hi all, My name is Lauren and I oversee Network Engagement and Partnerships at Union Square Ventures. For those who know me, you might think this “welcome” blog post might be odd given that I have...

Hi Everyone

I am a new analyst on the investment team at Union Square Ventures. I came to venture capital from the trading floor at Goldman Sachs. Before that, I worked in the Internet of Things group at Intel...

Hello!

Hey Everyone – I’m Zach, one of the new analysts at USV. I'm excited to be a part of this team and eager to find and support entrepreneurs on their quests to innovate.   I started my career at...

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Videos and talks

A Conversation with Fred Wilson

Purpose, Mission & Strategy: Making Hard Decisions Easier

Decentralization & The Knowledge Age