John Buttrick is a partner at Union Square Ventures, joining the firm in 2010. He began his career in 1985 as a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Paris. He was a partner in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions group from 1994-2000. From 2000-2004, John was a partner at LiveWire, a private equity group that acquired and managed back-office software companies. Between 2004 and 2010, he was involved in a number of start-up ventures in the US and Europe as an investor, director and consultant. He currently serves as Board Chair of Environmental Advocates of New York and Hirondelle USA. John majored in American Studies at Northwestern University and has a JD degree from Villanova University School of Law. John has lived in New York City most of his life.